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Cove Point Lighthouse

Cove Point Light

Cove Point Light


On my second attempt to see/photograph Cove Point Lighthouse I was at least able to see the Lantern above the keeper’s house.  It was a rainy weekend and to my advantage I was able to get a pretty good shot of the Fourth-order Fresnel lens doing it’s job on Cove Point.

This cylinder shaped, brick lighthouse sits directly in front of the keeper’s building and is only accessible certain times through the Calvert Marine Museum.   Fenced off from the public, the lighthouse can only be seen from the water or from the private beaches on either side on the point, or during the times of operation.

Apparently the keeper’s quarters, which were divided into two units, are available for vacation rentals.  This would absolutely make my bucket list!


IMG_3460 2Located in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore City, was originally located at the mouth of the Patapsco River.  This screw-pile light was built in 1855 and housed a 4th order Fresnel lens that shone for 12 nautical miles.  Automated in 1949 and replaced with a skeletal tower.