Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses - John H Bowman Photos
Visited Baltimore area to see John Mikesell, in for NTA conference; stayed in BWI area, took light rail to Inner Harbor for Friday visit, drove around Harford & Cecil counties Saturday, Annapolis & home Sunday; Havre de Grace is small city (13,017 in 2010) in Harford Co, at mouth of Susquehanna River at upper end of Chesapeake Bay; Concord Point Lighthouse, at mouth of river, added to National Register of Historic Places 1976 (shown as Havre de Grace Lighthouse, but more commonly known as Concord Point; 76000999); built 1827, decommissioned in 1975, when it was, per Lighthouse Friends, "oldest beacon in continuous use in MD; granite tower height 30 ft, overall height 36 ft (too low?); light first came from 9 lamps & reflectors, replaced by steamer's lens 1855, upgraded to 6th order Fresnel lens 1869 & to 5th order 1891; electrified 1918; keepers house also built 1827 as 1.5-story house with 34 ft by 20 ft footprint, 200 ft from tower; house expanded 1884, adding 2nd story; Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse formed 1979, after 1975 decommissioning; in 1981 tower restored, 5th-order Fresnel lens obtained on loan from US Coast Guard 1983 (such lens stolen from tower after decommissioning); dwelling restoration began 1988, removing modern additions & returning it to status after 1884 expansion by 2004; park-like landscaping added by Friends of Concord Point LH to make area more appealing

Visited Baltimore area to see John Mikesell, in for NTA conference; stayed in BWI area, took light rail to Inner Harbor for Friday visit, drove around Harford & Cecil counties Saturday, Annapolis & home Sunday; Havre de Grace is small city (13,017 in 2010) in Harford Co, at mouth of Susquehanna River at upper end of Chesapeake Bay; Concord Point Lighthouse, at mouth of river, added to National Register of Historic Places 1976 (shown as Havre de Grace Lighthouse, but more commonly known as Concord Point; 76000999); built 1827, decommissioned in 1975, when it was, per Lighthouse Friends, "oldest beacon in continuous use in MD; granite tower height 30 ft, overall height 36 ft (too low?); light first came from 9 lamps & reflectors, replaced by steamer's lens 1855, upgraded to 6th order Fresnel lens 1869 & to 5th order 1891; electrified 1918; keepers house also built 1827 as 1.5-story house with 34 ft by 20 ft footprint, 200 ft from tower; house expanded 1884, adding 2nd story; Friends of Concord Point Lighthouse formed 1979, after 1975 decommissioning; in 1981 tower restored, 5th-order Fresnel lens obtained on loan from US Coast Guard 1983 (such lens stolen from tower after decommissioning); dwelling restoration began 1988, removing modern additions & returning it to status after 1884 expansion by 2004; park-like landscaping added by Friends of Concord Point LH to make area more appealing

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