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Category Albums Files
Point Lookout LighthouseKeepers and Buildings of the Lighthouse
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 687 times

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Bell Tower


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5 files, last one added on Oct 16, 2010
Album viewed 349 times

Interior Pictures


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16 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 599 times

4 albums on 1 page(s)

KeepersPictures of lighthouse keepers and their families.
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George Willis (1917-1939)


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The pictures in this album are courtesy of George Fish, grandson of Keeper George Willis. His grandmother, Queenie Willis, ran the post office in Scotland for many years. Most of the pictures are believed to be from the 1920s. If you recognize anyone in the pictures, please email admin@ptlookoutlighthouse.com. Many thanks to George for sharing these gems with us! Notice details of the buildings attached to the lighthouse prior to the 1927 remodel.

11 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
Album viewed 114 times

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 402 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.

71 files, last one added on Jun 23, 2010
Album viewed 704 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 394 times

Thomas Jacobson (1912-1917)


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

12 files, last one added on Jan 03, 2020
Album viewed 590 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.

35 files, last one added on Mar 17, 2019
Album viewed 710 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 691 times

 

7 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 710 times

 

1 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 325 times

Laura Berg


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12 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 336 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

DocumentsNewspaper articles and documents.
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Articles


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7 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 310 times

Government Records


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3 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2008
Album viewed 327 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 535 times

Labor Day 2004


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3 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 307 times

2 albums on 1 page(s)

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


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15 files, last one added on Feb 16, 2008
Album viewed 551 times

 

1 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 312 times

Descendents Visit the Lighthouse


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5 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 322 times

Events


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6 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 311 times

Hurricane Ernesto


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10 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 318 times

Lighthouse Visitors


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4 files, last one added on Jan 05, 2009
Album viewed 308 times

 

5 albums on 1 page(s)

ParanormalUnusual Happenings at the Lighthouse
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 595 times

After 1995


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These pictures have some unusual attributes.

21 files, last one added on Jun 30, 2010
Album viewed 791 times

Challenge 2009


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4 files, last one added on Nov 09, 2009
Album viewed 425 times

 

3 albums on 1 page(s)

518 files in 27 albums and 11 categories with 0 comments viewed 451,611 times

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Diane on the living room couch on her second wedding anniversary.621 viewsDiane on the living room couch on her second wedding anniversary.
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Discontinue Order for Lighthouse746 viewsThis is a hand written note that Raymond Hartzel transcribed from the radio, ordering the shutdown of Point Lookout Lighthouse.

The note has the following information:

P11405Z

Unclas fm O.

1. Discontinued Pt Lookout Light and Fog signal LL2448 as a an Aid to Navagatiion on 11 Jan 66.

2. New off shore unattended aid has been placed in operation using same name and LL number.

3. Point lookout light to be placed in care taker Status IAW OPORDER 3-66 being mailed this date.
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View from Wharf, pre-1927 remodel750 viewsView of the lighthouse and buoy sheds from the wharf; pre-1927 remodel. Photo courtesy of Francis Hart.

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Basement Window5805 viewsDeborah writes: "On November 3rd, 1999, while on a donation job for Angel's Systems for Point Lookout lighthouse, myself and a co-worker Danny Stober finished the work assigned to us. I remembered stories about ghosts at the lighthouse from years ago. I had some film left on a roll of 110 I was keeping in my truck to get developed. I decided to use them on this job. When pictures were developed to my surprise there was a figure (ghost) in one of the pictures I had taken in a downstairs window of the lighthouse."

Many thanks to Deborah and Angels Systems, Inc. for sending this picture. The lighthouse was infested with fleas that had to be exterminated before the open house. Angel's...they not only get the bugs, they get the ghosts! Give them a call at: 1-800-662-8447.

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Jacobson Descendants Visit the Lighthouse247 viewsJudy and Jenny are descendants of keeper Thomas Jacobson, who served as keeper of Point Lookout Lighthouse from May 1, 1912 until August 30, 1917. Judy is Mr. Jacobson's great granddaughter; Jenny is his great-great granddaughter, and Judy's daughter. Lighthouse historian Robert Hall took the family on a tour of the lighthouse, pointing out the differences between how the structure looked during Mr. Jacobson's five year tenure and the way that it looks today. Pictured: Jenny and Judy on lighthouse porch.
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Coast Guard cutter CG-40477 624 viewsCoast Guard cutter CG-40477 on the beach at the north side of PLO pier. Front windows were broken out by waves; cutter was beached to save the crew.
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Lighthouse from Water715 viewsCloseup view of the lighthouse from the Potomac River.

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Jacobson Descendants Visit the Lighthouse247 viewsJudy and Jenny are descendants of keeper Thomas Jacobson, who served as keeper of Point Lookout Lighthouse from May 1, 1912 until August 30, 1917. Judy is Mr. Jacobson's great granddaughter; Jenny is his great-great granddaughter, and Judy's daughter. Lighthouse historian Robert Hall took the family on a tour of the lighthouse, pointing out the differences between how the structure looked during Mr. Jacobson's five year tenure and the way that it looks today. Pictured: Jenny and Judy on lighthouse porch. Jan 03, 2020
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415 viewsMar 17, 2019
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Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South740 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 Roof741 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 Lighthouse754 viewsFeb 04, 2011
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Looking northeast toward the Lighthouse734 viewsFeb 04, 2011
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Raymond and Mary Hartzel in North Side Living Room753 viewsNotice the TV in the corner of the room. Limited reception meant few channels were available to watch.Feb 04, 2011
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North Side living Room714 viewsFeb 04, 2011