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Name: Solomons Lump Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Crisfield, Maryland, United States

Location: Kedges Strait, Chesapeake Bay.


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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
The keeper's quarters at this station were demolished in the 1950s, leaving the lighthouse tower standing alone on the caisson.

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 47

Description of Tower: White square brick tower on cylindrical cast iron and concrete caisson.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1875: Screwpile lighthouse, destroyed by ice.

Date Established: 1875

Date Present Tower Built: 1895

Date Automated: 1950

Optics: 1895: Fifth order Fresnel lens, 1919: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 200 mm optic.

Fog Signal: Originally bell.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
This light is several miles offshore and is accessible only by boat. The Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society may run occasional cruises by here. Check their website at www.cheslights.org for information.

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