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DRUM POINT LIGHT

State: MARYLAND
Location: RELOCATED FROM PATUXENT RIVER
Nearest City: SOLOMONS
County: CALVERT
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1883


Drum Point Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1962
  • Automated: 1960
  • Foundation Materials: SCREW PILING
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE HOUSE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON HEXAGONAL DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 47
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1883
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1883
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: ORIGINAL LENS STILL ON DISPLAY
  • Has tower been moved? YES
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: COTTAGE (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: CALVERT COUNTY COMMISSIONERS / CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: LINK

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #73000910
Name of Listing: DRUM POINT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
SCREW PILE IN MUSEUM SETTING; MODERN LIGHT ON NEW STEEL PILES NEAR OLD FOUNDATION IN PATUXENT RIVER



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