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Name: Brewerton Range Front Light (MD)  

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Also known as: Brewerton Channel Range Front Light

Nearest Town or City:
Curtis Bay, Maryland, United States

Location: Near the mouth of the Patapsco River as it flows into the Chesapeake Bay, about 7 miles east of Baltimore.

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Photo: Virginia Slechta

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The Brewerton Range is one of the final turns for vessels entering Baltimore Harbor. This light was originally mounted in the Hawkins Point Lighthouse adjacent to Fort Armistead, across the Patapsco River from Fort Carroll. The lighthouse was demolished in 1924 and the range light was relocated to the substructure of the lighthouse.

Height of Focal Plane: 38

Characteristic and Range: Flashing green (24 hours)

Description of Tower: Pyramidal skeletal tower.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1868

Date Present Tower Built: 1924

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

An excellent view can be obtained from the pier at Fort Armistead Park (thanks to Jim Slechta.)


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