This was the last lighthouse built on the Chesapeake Bay. In June 2006, it was sold at auction under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.
Tower Height: 38
Height of Focal Plane: 52
Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds.
Description of Tower: Lantern on roof of keeper's quarters.
This light is operational
Integral 2.5 story octagonal brick keeper's quarters on cast iron and concrete caisson.
Date Established: 1908
Date Present Tower Built: 1908
Date Automated: 1964
Optics: 1908: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 300 mm solar powered optic.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. A good way to see the lighthouse is from cruises run by Watermark Cruises of Annapolis -- see www.watermarkcruises.com.
Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!