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Name: Piney Point Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Piney Point, Maryland, United States

Location: Potomac River


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Photo: Bob Trapani, Delaware River & Bay LH Foundation

Managing Organization:
Piney Point Lighthouse Museum

Telephone: 301-769-2222

Website: http://www.co.saint-marys.md.us/recreate/museums/ppl.asp

Contact Address Information:
c/o St. Clement’s Island-Potomac River Museum
38370 Point Breeze Road
Colton’s Point
Maryland, 20626, United States

Notes:
This lighthouse was called the "Lighthouse of Presidents" because presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Monroe all visited here. Today the lighthouse is part of a six-acre park.

Tower Height: 30

Height of Focal Plane: 34

Description of Tower: White, conical brick tower.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
1836 2.5 story keeper's house (altered), oil house, garage, cottage.

Date Established: 1836

Date Present Tower Built: 1836

Date Deactivated: 1964

Date Automated: 1939

Optics: 18??: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Attraction in park.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Museum?
A 1950 Coast Guard house close by houses a museum and gift shop and is open 12-5 Friday through Monday, May through October.

Directions:
The park and light station, located at the end of Lighthouse Road off MD 249, are open seven days a week during summer months, from sunrise to sunset.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: William Henry Suter (1835-1837), Philip Clark (1837-1840), Henry C. Heard (1840-1844), Charlotte Suter (1844-1846), William B. Taylor (1846-1849), John N. Nuthall (1849-1850), Susan Nuthall (1850-1861), Robert Marshall (1861-1865), Henry Stainbrice (1865-1869), Noah Wilson (1869-1873), Elizabeth Wilson (1873-1877), Helen Tune (1877-1883), William Costin (1883-1912), George Costin (1912), Loch Humphries (1912-1931), William Yeatman (1931-1933), William Goesbey (1933-?)

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