Point Lookout Lighthouse

Historical Lighthouse Pictures


Exterior Pictures


1925View.jpg

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Bell Tower


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Interior Pictures


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Random files - General Lighthouse Pictures
lh3.jpg
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plopot.jpg
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FogBellTower2.jpg
1989 views
Northside.jpg
392 viewsYou can clearly see the entrance to the basement and the flag pole in the yard. This flag pole was used for boat warning flags during heavy winds when Laura Berg lived in the lighthouse. This side is photographed most often because the public has access to this view, and this is the side you first see when driving toward the Lighthouse.

tornwalls.jpg
531 viewsThe interior walls are in bad shape. Some of the damage has been caused by vandals, however, other areas were opened up as part of a structural evaluation prior to the 2002 rennovation. The brick in the old part of the lighthouse is 14" thick.
fresnellens.jpg
386 viewsThis is one of the few known pictures of cupola that includes the fresnel lens. The caption in the article states: "The Point Lookout Lighthouse beacon stands guard to guide distressed ships in the night".

Special thanks to Charlie Kidd for sharing his copy of this newspaper, and to the Public Information office at Patuxent Naval Air Station (PAX) for supplying a higher resolution version.
cupola.jpg
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View from Potomac River Wharf479 viewsView from the wharf, looking east to the lighthouse. Notice the sign in the middle left of the image- it says "Handsome casino to be built here".

Last additions - General Lighthouse Pictures
FogBellTowerBell.jpg
2006 viewsJan 24, 2015
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FogBellTower2.jpg
1989 viewsJan 24, 2015
1925View.jpg
Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South289 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 Roof289 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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Fog Bell Tower at CBMM315 viewsAnother view of the fog bell tower. Note that the fourth side of the lighthouse has been refinished with wood planking since the structure used to be attached to the coal shed at the Point Lookout Lighthouse Complex. The bell was cast in 1857 by the Meneely Company in New York. Fun fact: the lumber was pre-cut and installed on site, each piece is numbered to allow for simple construction onsite.Oct 16, 2010
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Fog Bell Tower at CBMM293 viewsA close-up of the fog bell tower and cat walk. The view from above was spectacular.Oct 16, 2010
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Fog Bell Tower at CBMM289 viewsThis is the fog bell tower as it stands at CBMM in St Michaels, Maryland. The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc. is working to return this wonderful piece of history to Point Lookout. (See www.PLLPS.org for the latest info). As of 2010, the fog bell tower is owned by the Navy and on loan to CBMM. Oct 16, 2010