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HOOPER STRAIT LIGHT

State: MARYLAND
Location: RELOCATED FROM TANGIER SOUND
Nearest City: ST. MICHAELS
County: TALBOT
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1827


Hooper Strait Light
NPS photo by Candace Clifford, 1989
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1879
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1966
  • Automated: 1954
  • Foundation Materials: SCREW PILING
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE HEXAGONAL HOUSE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL LANTERN ON HEXAGONAL DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 41
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1879
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1967
  • Height of Focal Plane: 41
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1827/1845
  • Description: 1. LIGHTSHIP SERVED 1827 OR 1828 TO 1845; 2. 72-TON LIGHT VESSEL SERVED 1845-1867
  • Fate/Disposition: BECAME 5TH DISTRICT RELIEF LIGHTSHIP IN 1867
  • 2. Construction Date: 1867
  • Description: SQUARE FRAME HOUSE WITH INTEGRAL LANTERN ON 5 SCREW PILE FOUNDATION
  • Fate/Disposition: DESTROYED BY ICE JANUARY 1877
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1879
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL TO TOWER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: MUSEUM

Owner/Manager: CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM

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

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference # 0
Name of Listing: ST. MICHAELS NR DISTRICT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
MOVED TO MUSEUM SETTING 1967



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