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Random files - General Lighthouse Pictures
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Original Lighthouse Drawing802 viewsThis is a close-up of a drawing of the lighthouse from 1863 taken from a lithographed map of Hammond Hospital entitled: "Point Lookout, Md. View of Hammond Genl. Hospital & U.S. Genl. Depot for Prisoners of War".
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836 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.
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Point Lookout Post Card663 viewsA post card of Point Lookout, purchased by Raymond Hartzel while he was living in the lighthouse.
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877 viewsBoth the North and South sides of the Lighthouse have private entrances to the Tower. The entrance to the tower opens into a steep spiral staircase with small steps; the staircase ends at a landing where the door to the attic is located. To reach the light, you must then climb a ladder leading to a narrow hatch. Once through the hatch, you are officially in the Lighthouse Cupola/Tower! During Hans Holzer's visit, one of the mediums got an impression that a man had been murdered in the entrance to the tower. A voice recorded here said in a British accent, "Hold your tongue, Handsome (or Hanson)".

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View of the Coal and Buoy Sheds from the Lighthouse Roof854 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 Tracks968 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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846 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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Point Lookout Western Aerial View729 viewsA picture of the lighthouse from the air showing the lighthouse and the buoy sheds.

Last additions - General Lighthouse Pictures
1925View.jpg
Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South859 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 Roof854 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 CBMM695 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 CBMM690 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 CBMM677 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
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Rainbow- Take 2665 viewsAnother view of the rainbow over the lighthouse.Oct 16, 2010
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Rainbow596 viewsAfter visiting the lighthouse to get the power restored, a light rain began to fall which led to this double rainbow that appears to end at the lighthouse!Oct 16, 2010
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Sandbar South of Lighthouse608 viewsA view of the sandbar to the south of the lighthouse, as a front approaches. The treacherous currents have caused the loss of a lot of lives.Oct 16, 2010