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Name: Baltimore Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Location: Mouth of Magothy River, Chesapeake Bay.


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Photo: NPS photo by Ralph Eshelman, 1995

Managing Organization:
Private owner

Website: http://www.baltimorelight.org

Notes:
This was the last lighthouse built on the Chesapeake Bay. In June 2006, it was sold at auction under the provisions of the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000.

Tower Height: 38

Height of Focal Plane: 52

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 2.5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Lantern on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Integral 2.5 story octagonal brick keeper's quarters on cast iron and concrete caisson.

Date Established: 1908

Date Present Tower Built: 1908

Date Automated: 1964

Optics: 1908: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now 300 mm solar powered optic.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation

Open To Public? No.

Directions:
Accessible by boat only. A good way to see the lighthouse is from cruises run by Watermark Cruises of Annapolis -- see www.watermarkcruises.com.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

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