Thomas Point Lighthouse

April 19, 2008

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Provided by: Jerry Truitt, Delmarva Stargazers
Summary author: Jerry Truitt

The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse, shown above, is on the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Maryland, home of the Naval Academy. The present light was commissioned on November 20, 1875. Thomas Point light was manned until 1986, the last on the Bay to be automated. To save it from being dismantled it was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1975. Thomas Point is the only cottage-type, screw-pile lighthouse still in its original location and still operating. This distinction earned it the designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1999, one of only nine lighthouses so designated.