Also known as: Benoni Point Light
Nearest Town or City:
Oxford, Maryland, United States
Location: Off Benoni Point, Choptank River, Chesapeake Bay.
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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
The original lighthouse was in poor condition by 1921, so a hexagonal screwpile lighthouse that had been built in 1858 (it was originally Cherrystone Bar Light in Virginia) was moved to the site. It was eventually destroyed in 1964. The Choptank River Lighthouse Committee has built a replica of the lighthouse at a marina in Cambridge, MD.
This light is not operational
1871: Cottage style screwpile structure. 1921: Screwpile lighthouse moved from Cherrystone Bar.
Date Established: 1871
Date Deactivated: 1964
Current Use: Destroyed.