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945 viewsThe furnace is located in the northwest side basement room. A retaining wall was built around the furnace to protect it from the frequent flooding that occurs at the Point. The rusty old furnace was not old or rusty as recently as 1981, when it was in good working order. Heating a twelve room house required a lot of expensive oil. Residents have reported that the house was pretty warm in the winter due to the 14-inch thick walls. However, the 500 gallon oil tank always needed refilling and was quite expensive during the oil crisis in the early 80's.

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Point Lookout by Boat744 viewsPoint Lookout looks like an island. The land around the lighthosue had more vegetation (trees) back in 1979. The turbulent waters at the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and Potomac River confirm the need for a lighthouse to warn mariners.
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Rainbow- Take 2975 viewsAnother view of the rainbow over the lighthouse.
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Point Lookout Lighthouse with Windmill684 viewsA picture of the lighthouse with a windmill in the side yard. The cement pillars for the windmill are still in place. The windmill was dismantled and shipped to a lighthouse in Puerto Rico.
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Point Lookout Lighthouse, c. 1979721 viewsThe Lighthouse looks very regal in this photograph. The last major rennovation occurred 13 years earlier in 1966, when the exterior was sandblasted.
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Bedroom Light Bulb825 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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Small light in basement909 viewsWhile photographing in the basement, this unusual light appeared in the photo in the door frame. The light appears to shine downward and outward at the same time. This could be a reflection on the water heater from the flash, but the shape seems very odd for a flash reflection.

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Point Lookout Aerial View718 viewsAnother view of the lighthouse from above.

Last additions - General Lighthouse Pictures
1925View.jpg
Exterior of Lighthouse, Looking South932 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 Roof925 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 CBMM721 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 CBMM730 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 CBMM710 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 2975 viewsAnother view of the rainbow over the lighthouse.Oct 16, 2010
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Rainbow619 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 Lighthouse701 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