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Name: Seven Foot Knoll Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Baltimore, Maryland, United States

Location: Originally Patapsco River, Chesapeake Bay.

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Photo: Larry Nohe

Managing Organization:
Baltimore Maritime Museum

Telephone: 410-396-3453


Contact Address Information:
Pier 3, Pratt Street
Maryland, 21202, United States

This is the oldest surviving screwpile lighthouse from the Chesapeake Bay. It was moved to Pier 5 in Baltimore in 1988. In 1997 the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse became part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum. The Living Classrooms Foundation uses the lighthouse in its educational programs. For information call 410-396-3453.

Tower Height: 40

Description of Tower: Red, cylindrical cast iron tower on roof of keeper's quarters.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Red, iron, cylindrial integral one-story keeper's quarters.

Date Established: 1856

Date Present Tower Built: 1856

Tower Moved?

Date Deactivated: 1987

Date Automated: 1948

Current Use: Museum exhibit

Open To Public? Yes.

The Baltimore Maritime Museum, including the lighthouse, is open in winter Friday through Sunday, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Spring and summer, Sunday to Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The Baltimore Maritime Museum, including the lighthouse and three historic ships, is located along Baltimore's waterfront, close to downtown.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: William J. Steinheise (c. 1933)


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