Point Lookout Lighthouse

Historical Lighthouse Pictures


Exterior Pictures


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Bell Tower


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Interior Pictures


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Random files - General Lighthouse Pictures
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Point Lookout Southern Aerial View371 viewsA picture of the lighthouse from the air, buoy sheds in view. Note the guano on the roof, still a problem today.
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SW Wind Drives Water over Rocks232 viewsOctober 15, 2010. A front moves through, driving the waves over the rocks.
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Men on the Point Lookout Wharf418 viewsCloseup view of the men on the wharf. The timeframe of this picture and the men's identity is unknown.
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Lighthouse Complex from Wharf312 views
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Bedroom Light Bulb474 viewsThis is a picture of a lightbulb in one of the upstairs bedrooms. The picture was taken at the open house. For some reason, I was drawn to the lightbulbs, so I snapped some pictures. Nothing appears to be extraordinary about this picture.

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354 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.
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Fog Bell 1958338 viewsThe fogbell at Point Lookout. The structure was moved to St. Michaels Maritime Museum, where it currently resides. Courtesy of the U.S. Navy from the Tester newspaper: U.S. Naval Air Test Center, Patuxent River, Maryland, Friday, July 25, 1958, Vol. XV- No. 29, Pages 4-5. 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.


Last additions - General Lighthouse Pictures
FogBellTowerBell.jpg
282 viewsJan 24, 2015
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273 viewsJan 24, 2015
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284 viewsJan 24, 2015
1925View.jpg
Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South244 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 Roof243 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 CBMM273 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 CBMM249 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 CBMM246 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