Point Lookout Lighthouse

Historical Lighthouse Pictures


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Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South110 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.
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View of the Coal and Buoy Sheds from the Lighthouse Roof113 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.
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Point Lookout Lighthouse from the end of the Buoy Tracks325 viewsA lone buoy sits on the wharf. To the left of the lighthouse is the original fog bell, which was made ineffective by the adjacent buoy repair and coal sheds, and would later be replaced by a tower at the end of the coal shed.
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Buoy Tracks 1950s333 viewsA view of the lighthouse, buoy repair shed and coal shed from the 1950s. The tracks on the wharf were used to transport buoys from ships to the repair shed and back.
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Buoy Repair Shed- Closeup297 viewsLooking east toward the lighthouse and sheds. This picture is most likely from the 1940's or 1950's. This is a closeup view of the (unknown) people on the wharf.
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Lighthouse Complex from the Wharf305 viewsLooking east toward the lighthouse and sheds. This picture is most likely from the 1940's or 1950's.
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Lighthouse Complex306 viewsView of the lighthouse complex from the Potomac River side wharf.
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Lighthouse Complex from Point Lookout Sandbar352 viewsFrom the sandbar on the Chesapeake Bay side, looking north toward the sheds and lighthouse.
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320 viewsView from the wharf, looking east to the lighthouse. Notice the sign in the middle left of the image. The picture has various captions on the back including Filed May 7, 1928; taken Feb. 1928 W.J. Taylor; "LOOKING EAST".
The back of the picture also has a date of 2-1-52 Point Lookout MD. Depot Photographer Carter (SN) U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Elizabeth City, N.C.

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View from Potomac River Wharf323 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".
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Men on the Point Lookout Wharf312 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 the Wharf, after 1927 remodel326 viewsView of the lighthouse from the Potomac River. Notice the men on the wharf.
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