Sharkfin Shoal Lighthouse, Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland
Built in 1892.
SHARKFIN SHOAL LIGHT
Lighthouse Name: Sharkfin Shoal Light
Location: Near Fishing Bay at Maryland’s lower Eastern shore
Date Built: 1892
Type of Structure: screwpile
Height: 44 ft.
Characteristics: white flash every 6 seconds with red sector for nearby shoals.
Lens: 4th order fixed light
Construction Material: Wood
Status: No longer standing
- Sharkfin Shoal light was built to replace 1832 Clay Island light
- According to inspection records the light was repaired in 1909.
- House taken down in 1964; replaced by an automatic light placed on the old Foundation.
Researched and written by Bill Simms, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.