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POINT LOOKOUT LIGHT (OLD)

State: MARYLAND
Location: ENTRANCE TO POTOMAC RIVER
Nearest City: SCOTLAND
County: ST. MARY'S
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1830


Point Lookout Light (Old)
NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1830
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1965
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: IRON TOWER ON BRICK HOUSE
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE WITH RED TRIM
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE DWELLING
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 36
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 41
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1966
  • Type: SKELETAL
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO (MOVED TO CHES. BAY MARITIME)
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Architectural Style: TOWER
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED/ORIG. BELL IN CHESAPEAKE MARITIME MUSEUM
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES (MODIFIED 1920S)
  • Year Constructed: 1830
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: DUPLEX
  • Construction Materials: BRICK & WOOD FRAME
Other Structures: POSSIBLE OIL HOUSE/SMOKEHOUSE (?), BUOY DEPOT STRUCTURES: BUOY SHED C. 1883, COAL SHED, C. 1884

Current Use: NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER

Owner/Manager: U.S. NAVY

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

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
CURRENTLY ADMINISTERED BY NAVAL AIR TEST CENTER; BELL TOWER, BELL, AND STRIKING MECHANISM IS AT CHESAPEAKE MARITIME MUSEUM



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