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Name: Drum Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Solomons, Maryland, United States

Location: Previously Patuxent River, Chesapeake Bay.

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Photo: Virginia Slechta
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Managing Organization:
Calvert Marine Museum

Telephone: 410-326-2042


Contact Address Information:
P.O. Box 97
Maryland, 20688, United States

This lighthouse was moved to the Calvert Marine Museum in 1975. It is one of only three screwpile, cottage-type lighthouses remaining of the 45 that once stood in the Chesapeake Bay around 1900.

Tower Height: 47

Description of Tower: White, octagonal wood tower and black cast iron lantern on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral 1.5 story keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1883

Date Present Tower Built: 1883

Tower Moved?

Date Deactivated: 1962

Date Automated: 1960

Optics: 1883: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Originally bell.

Current Use: Museum exhibit.

Open To Public? Yes.

The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Sightseeing cruises are available from the museum dock from May through October.

Calvert Marine Museum is located on State Route 2 in Solomons, Maryland, 20 miles south of Prince Frederick.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Benjamin N. Gray (1883-?), James Locke Weems (c. early 1900s), William Yeatman (1918-1919), John Hansen (c. 1940s - 1960)

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