Clay Island Lighthouse

Nov. 5, 2019

Clay Island Lighthouse, Clay Island, Nanticoke River, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland


Name of Lighthouse: Clay Island
Location: Clay Island between Nanticoke River and Fishing Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Date Built: 1832
Type of Structure: house with lantern on roof
Builder: John Donahoo
Lens: 6th Order Fresnel lens
Characteristic: Fixed White
Height: 36’ above mean high water
Appropriation: $6,500
Construction Material: 1 dwelling of brick 1 of wood
Status: decommissioned in 1892; house collapsed in 1894

Researched and written  by William Simms, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.