Point Lookout Lighthouse

Historical Lighthouse Pictures

Category Albums Files
KeepersPictures of lighthouse keepers and their families.
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Herman Metivier (1943-1954)


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Herman Metivier was Assistant Keeper from 1939 until 1943, and Keeper from 1943 until he retired in 1954.

12 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 107 times

Zaddock Sturgis (1954-1956)


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Zaddock Sturgis was Assistant Keeper from 1943 through 1954, and Keeper from 1954 until he retired in 1956 on medical disability.

79 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
Album viewed 196 times

William Moody(1869-1871 and 1908-1912)


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The only keeper to serve two terms at Point Lookout.

1 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 95 times

Thomas Jacobson (1912-1917)


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This keeper seemed to prefer the sea to land based lighthouses.

13 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 153 times

William Yeatman (1871-1908)


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Served the longest term as keeper, and died at Point Lookout. His son Percy held the keeper position for 1 month after William's death so the family could have time to move to nearby housing.

34 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 172 times

Raymond Hartzel (1964-1966)


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Photos courtesy of Raymond Hartzel and Family.

85 files, last one added on Feb 04, 2011
Album viewed 177 times

6 albums on 1 page(s)

Assistant KeepersIncludes assistant keepers and enlisted men who rotated through Point Lookout Light Station.
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Charlie Kidd (1958-1959)


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Charlie Kidd and his wife lived at the lighthouse from 1958-1959. See interview under the History->Interview menu bar.

83 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 181 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

ParanormalThis section contains pictures that may contain examples of unexplained phenomena.
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1980s Pictures


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Pictures from seances held in 1980.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 165 times

After 1995


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These pictures have some unusual attributes.

21 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2010
Album viewed 235 times

Challenge 2009


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4 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2009
Album viewed 111 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

General Lighthouse PicturesPictures of the interior and exterior of the lighthouse over the years.
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Exterior Pictures


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60 files, last one added on Mar 29, 2012
Album viewed 167 times

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Bell Tower


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8 files, last one added on Jan 24, 2015
Album viewed 74 times

Interior Pictures


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16 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 140 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

Former ResidentsPictures from residents who occupied the lighthouse after 1966.
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Ruth Wood-Alvey


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Ruth Wood-Alvey was the first civilian resident of the lighthouse. See inverview with Mrs. Alvey under the history section at pllps.org.

6 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 67 times

Laura Berg


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12 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 75 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Special EventsSpecial events that have occured at the lighthouse or for the lighthouse
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Back Yard Boat Builders (BYBB)


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17 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 136 times

Labor Day 2004


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3 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 72 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

Related PicturesPictures related to the lighthouse or former keepers.
1 15
Charlie Kidd Wolf Trap Lighthouse


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15 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 144 times

 

1 albums on 1 page(s)

DocumentsNewspaper articles and documents.
2 10
Articles


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7 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 71 times

Government Records


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3 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 76 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

NoteworthyPictures from past events, volunteers in action and storm pictures.
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Volunteers in Action


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8 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 77 times

Descendents Visit the Lighthouse


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5 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 76 times

Events


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6 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 77 times

Hurricane Ernesto


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10 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 73 times

Lighthouse Visitors


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4 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 69 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

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Bike at Christmas163 viewsWally Sturgis inspects the bicycles under the family Christmas tree.
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Dancing Dog257 viewsA family pet dances in the kitchen.
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Buoy Shed, viewed from the Wharf269 viewsPoint Lookout Wharf, buoy shed in the background. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

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Thomas and Minnie Jacobson281 viewsA portrait of Thomas Jacobson and his wife Minnie. Point Lookout was Mr. Jacobson's only land assignment. He served at Point Lookout from 1912 until 1917, when he transfered back to a ship, the Cape Lookout Shoals Light Vessel No. 80. This picture was most likely taken in the 1930s.
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Landscape84 views
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D'arcy5123 viewsThis was D'Arcy's first visit inside the Lighthouse. We toured the lighthouse including both sides of the basement with Heather Hunter, Public Relations from the Patuxent River Naval Air Station. This is the only photo from all the ones taken that day that is like this - it appears there is a figure standing directly behind D'Arcy which makes the photo look distorted.
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Approaching the lighthouse from the Potomac River Side148 viewsA view as we approached the lighthouse from the Potomac River. Robert spent the weekend with his friends at Point Lookout State Park. The original plan was to round the point and take pictures of the lighthouse from both sides and then visit Point No Point lighthouse, about 6 miles up the bay. However, the weather did not cooperate and a unpredicted squall moved through, kicking up 3 to 4 foot waves. Everyone braved the elements, and we all vowed to try again next time!

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Catharine Ardeeser Hessler, Bernie and Edith on the beach.317 viewsCatharine Ardeeser Hessler, Bernie and Edith on the beach.

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Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South83 viewsThis photograph is a rare find and shows the lighthouse in 1927, just 2 years before the 1927 remodel. The photos are part of a larger photo album documenting a 1925 trip to southern Maryland by Julia Dent Best and Alfred Sellman Best. Julia Best was a 1919 graduate of what was then called St. Mary's Female Seminary. The album was donated to St. Mary’s College of Maryland Archives by Julia Best's great-niece, Virginia Arndt, of Solomons.Mar 29, 2012
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View of the Coal and Buoy Sheds from the Lighthouse Roof86 viewsLooking south from the roof of the lighthouse, c. 1925. Note the fog bell tower in the center of the picture(attached to coal shed). The photos are part of a larger photo album documenting a 1925 trip to southern Maryland by Julia Dent Best and Alfred Sellman Best. Julia Best was a 1919 graduate of what was then called St. Mary's Female Seminary. The album was donated to St. Mary’s College of Maryland Archives by Julia Best's great-niece, Virginia Arndt, of Solomons.Mar 29, 2012
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Front Steps of Lighthouse127 viewsFeb 04, 2011
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Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse105 viewsFeb 04, 2011
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Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room111 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011