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BALTIMORE LIGHT

State: MARYLAND
Location: SOUTH ENTRANCE TO CRAIGHILL CHANNEL / CHESAPEAKE BAY
Nearest City: GIBSON ISLAND
County: ANNE ARUNDEL
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1908


Baltimore Light
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1908
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1964
  • Foundation Materials: PNEUMATIC CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 38
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1908
  • Present Optic: 300 MM, SOLAR POWERED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: ORIGINAL BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1908
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: OCTAGON (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
SITE OF STRONTIUM-90 FUEL CELL TEST; FIRST NUCLEAR POWERED LIGHTHOUSE



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