Maryland Lighthouses

Maryland Lighthouses

Description

In the early nineteenth century John Donahoo built a dozen stone or brick lighthouses on the upper Chesapeake. Six survive and two are still active. Maryland is also famous for its cottage-style screwpile lighthouses, although only four of these picturesque buildings remain. In 1900, there were 45 cottage screwpile lighthouses on the Chesapeake.

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Detailed Information
Detailed Description
The U.S. state of Maryland straddles the northern half of the Chesapeake Bay, the great estuary formed by the lower course of the Susquehanna River. The two sides of the Chesapeake are known in Maryland as the Eastern Shore and the Western Shore. Baltimore, on the Western Shore, is the state's largest city and a major port. Another broad estuary, the Potomac River, forms part of the southern border of Maryland and leads to the national capital of Washington. Maryland also has a short section of coastline facing the Atlantic between Delaware and Virginia. There are no lighthouses on this section, although the Fenwick Island Light is in Delaware only a few feet from the Maryland border. Tell them you saw this on Flymall.org
Location
Chesapeake Bay
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