Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Project

Sources and Links


Books On Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses:

Maryland Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay

Maryland Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay by F. Ross Holland, 1997
Very informative - Holland takes more of a detailed historian's approach to his description of the lights and their origins. This book is full of details and early photographs, maps, and diagrams.

Bay Beacons

Bay Beacons by Linda Turbyville, 1996
Probably the best known of the Bay Lighthouse books - with its full page color photos and detailed descriptions of each light, this could either be used as a coffee table book, or the "bird-watchers" guide to all of the existing Bay lighthouses. Some of the descriptions come across as a bit dry and technical and the background history is a bit brief. However, its a well researched, excellent book.

Forgotten Beacons

Forgotten Beacons by Patrick Hornberger and Linda Turbyville, 1997
The Comapanion book to Bay Beacons, this is really two books. One traces the history of lighting the Bay. The second documents almost all of the lights no longer standing. An interesting read and excellent source. The two books in one format did take a little gettng used to. I wish it was sold in hardcover.

Lighting The Bay

Lighting The Bay by Pat Vojtech, 1997
I really enjoyed Pat Vojtech's first book on Skipjacks and was excited to find this second book of hers. Rather than concentrating on each light individually, the author paints a larger picture of life on the Bay, the environment in which they were built, how people lived, and how common events effected all of the lights. It is a collection of individual stoires and oral history rather than an individual look at each light.


Sites Of Related Interest:

  • U.S. Lighthouse Society - Chesapeake Bay Chapter
  • National Park Service - Inventory of Historic Light Stations
  • U.S. Coast Guard - Lighthouses, Lightships, & Aids to Navigation
              U.S. Coast Guard - Maryland Light Stations
              U.S. Coast Guard - Virginia Light Stations
  • American Lighthouse Foundation
  • Creative Visions - Lighthouses by Don Uvick
  • Lighthouses of the Mid-Atlantic
  • The Mariner's Museum - Lighthouses
  • Pete's Lantern Room
  • Rus Rowlett's Lighthouse Directory
  • Turkey Point Light Station Inc.
  • World Lighthouses (by Pat Vojtech)
  • The WWW Virtual Library: The World's Lighthouses, Lightships & Lifesaving Stations

  • Smith's Master Index of Maratime Museum Websites
  • National Park Service - Maritime
  • Calvert Marine Museum
  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • Havre de Grace Museums
  • The Mariner's Museum
  • Reedville Fishermen's Museum
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)
  • St. Clement's Island - Potomac River Museum
  • U.S. Naval Academy Museum
  • Yorktown Watermen's Museum
  • Bugeye Edna E. Lockwood

  • 38 Degrees North
  • Activities in the Chesapeake Bay Region
  • Alliance For The Chesapeake Bay
  • Bay Dreaming
  • The Chesapeake Bay Foundation
  • The Chesapeake Bay Program
  • Chesapeake Cruising
  • The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal
  • Chesapeake World
  • Eagles Nest (Bay Weather)
  • Jack's Joint
  • Tide Tables, Currents, and Weather:
              NOAA/NOS Tide Prediction
              At The Beach Tide Tables
              Marine Weather and Ocean Information
     Regions With Tide Predictions
              Tide and Current Predictor

  • Maryland Department of Natural Resources
  • National Park Guide
  • National Forests by State
  • State Parks Online


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