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Kitchen923 viewsThis room is used as the entrance to the Lighthouse. Many of the cabinets have been removed, however, the stove and sink fixtures still remain in fairly good shape. Feb 18, 2008
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Fresnel Lens Stand861 viewsThis is the actual light housing located up in the tower/cupola. The light was originally operated with oil, until it was electrified in the 1920s, first by a windmill and later by generators and commercial power. Hans Holzer's group visited here and recorded a voice in this area that said: "My Home".
Feb 18, 2008
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865 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.

Feb 18, 2008
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890 viewsThis picture shows the fuse box located in the basement. The fuses blew frequently and Laura had to go to the basement in complete darkness to change the fuses. This is the only room where she did not feel comfortable entering; unfortunately she had to go to the basement all the time to replace blown fuses. Point Lookout State Park personnel used the basement for storage. The fusebox wall contains two windows that look out to the Chesapeake Bay (the windows are located underneath the porch). To the right of the blue fusebox, you can see a portion of the original brick wall exposed by the crumbling cement; the original walls were covered by cement during a previous renovation.

Feb 18, 2008
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Small light in basement821 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.

Feb 18, 2008
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Freshwater Storage Container, Attic799 viewsThis storage container was used by the lighthouse keepers to gather and store fresh water for drinking purposes. Vandals have removed the copper lining which was still intact as recently as 1981. The wood housing is still in excellent shape.

Feb 18, 2008
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829 viewsA visitor to the Lighthouse reported seeing a woman dressed in a long blue dress at this location (the top of the stairs). The visitor had the impression this was Ann Davis, the first female lighthousekeeper who was alone here for thirty years. One of Hans Holzer's investigators stated that a woman haunted these stairs and this woman had often thought about throwing herself down the staircase. (Note: this staircase did not exist during the time that Ann Davis lived in the lighthouse; the staircase was added as part of the 1927 remodel).Feb 18, 2008
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Wooden Beams in Lighthouse Attic812 viewsSeveral dormer windows gave this room some natural light. This is a typical-looking attic filled with wires, debris and insulation. Several people have reported finding items in the attic - one reportedly found a Lighthouse Keepers hat. At the time this picture was taken, racoons had taken residence in the attic and at times and the stench of animal waste would be overpowering. The most recent remodel removed the waste and has restricted access to the animals.

Feb 18, 2008
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Fog Bell 1958651 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.

Feb 18, 2008
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Point Lookout Buoy Depot586 viewsMen sitting on the wharf at Point Lookout buoy depot. Notice the bell tower in the background, between the buoy sheds and the lighthouse.
Feb 18, 2008
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Point Lookout Complex, Weather Station603 viewsThe U.S. Weather Service actually recorded temperature and other information from this site. Occasionally, someone from the U.S. Weather Service would actually come down to this site. The tower is still standing but is no longer operational

Feb 18, 2008
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Sheds, Point Lookout Lighthouse Complex596 viewsThe two buoy sheds, as seen from near the front steps of the lighthouse. In the far (south side) buoy shed, you can see the screened in front porch of the small apartment.
Feb 18, 2008
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