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An Alphabetical Listing of Lighthouse Files Held by the Historian's Office

An Alphabetical Listing of Lighthouse Files Held by the Historian's Office
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 A

Abagadasset Point Range Light (ME)

Absecon Light (NJ)

Admiralty Head Light (WA)

Aguadilla Light (PR)

Ahukini Breakwater (HI)

Alactraz Light (CA)

Alia Point (HI)

Algoma Light (WI)

Alki Point Light Station (WA)

Alligator Reef (FL)

Alpena Light (MI)

Althorp Rock (AK)

Ambrose Tower Light (NY)

Amelia Island Light (FL)

American Shoal Light (FL)

Amite River (LA)

Anacapa Island Light (CA)

Anacortes Light (WA)

Anastasia Island Light (FL)

Anchor Point (AK)

Anclote Key Light (FL)

Angel Island Light (CA)

Angle Point (AK)

Annisquam Harbor Light (MA)

Ano Nuevo (CA)

Apalachicola Light (FL)

Apostle Islands Light (WI)

Aransas Pass Light (TX)

Arecibo Light (PR)

Arlington Cut Range Light (FL)

Arnold Point Range Light (MD)

Ashcroft Light (OH)

Ashland Breakwater Light (WI)

Ashtabula Harbor Light (OH)

Assateague Island Light (VA)

Asusak Island Light Atchafalaya (LA)

Atlantic Highlands Breakwater Light (NJ)

Aunt Phebe Rock Light (NY)

Au Sable Light (MI)

Avery Point Light (CT)

Avery Rock Light (ME)

 B

Back River Light (VA)

Baily Creek Flats (VA)

Baileys Harbor Light (WI)

Baker Shoal Range (DE)

Bakers Island Light (MA)

Bakers Island Light (ME)

Bald Head Light (NC)

Baliz (LA)

Ballast Point (CA)

Baltimore Light (MD)

Baranofs Castle (AK)

Barataria Bay (LA)

Barbers Point Light (HI)

Barber's Point Light (NY)

Barcelona Harbor Light (NY)

Barnegat Light (NJ)

Bass Harbor Light (ME)

Bass River (MA)

Battery Gladden (AL)

Battery Point (CA)

Bay Furnace Light (MI)

Bayfield Light (WI)

Bayou Andre Light (LA)

Bayou Bonfouca (LA)

Bayou Rigolettes (LA)

Bayou St. John (LA)

Bear Island Light (ME)

Beaver Head Light (IL)

Beaver Island Light (MI)

Beavertail Light (RI)

Belhaven (NC)

Belle Isle Light (MI)

Bellevue Range Rear Light (DE)

Bells Rock Light (VA)

Bergen Point Light (NJ)

Big Bay Point Light (MI)

Big Sable Light (MI)

Billingsgate Light (MA)

Biloxi Light (MS)

Bird Island Light (MA)

Bishop & Clerks Light (MA)

Black Rock Harbor Lighthouse (CT)

Blakistone Island Light (MD)

Bligh Reef Light (AK)

Block Island Light (RI)

Block Island North Light (RI)

Block Island Southeast Light (RI)

Bloody Point Bar Light (MD)

Bloody Point Range Light (SC)

Blue Hill Bay Light (ME)

Bluff Point Light (NY)

Bluff Shoal Light (NC)

Boca Grande Rear Range (FL)

Bodie Island (NC)

Bois Blanc Light (MI)

Boliver Point Light (TX)

Bodkin Island Lighthouse (MD)

Bodkin Rock Light (CT)

Bonfouca Light (LA)

Boon Island (ME)

Boothbay Harbor (ME)

Borden Flats Light (MA)

Boston Light (MA)

Bowlers Rock Lighthouse (VA)

Braddock Point Light (NY)

Brandywine Shoal Light (NJ)

Brant Island Shoal Light (NC)

Brant Point Light (MA)

Brazos River (TX)

Brazos Santiago Light (TX)

Breakers Point Light (HI)

Brenton Reef Offshore Light (RI)

Brewerton Channel Range Light (VA)

Bridgeport Breakwater Light (CT)

Bridgeport Harbor Light (CT)

Bristol Ferry Light (RI)

Browns Head Light (ME)

Browns Point Light (WA)

Bryant Point Light (MA)

Buck Island Light (VI)

Buffalo Light (NY)

Buffalo Breakwater Lighthouse (NY)

Buffalo Harbor North Entrance Light (NY)

Buffalo Harbor South Entrance Light (NY)

Bullocks Point Light (RI)

Burlington Bank (NJ)

Burlington Breakwater North Light (VT)

Burlington Breakwater South Light (VT)

Burnt Coat Harbor Light (ME)

Burnt Island Light (ME)

Burrows Island Light (WA)

Busby Island Light (AK)

Butler Flats Light (MA)

Buzzards Bay Light (MA)

 C

Cabeza de San Juan (PR)

Cabo Rojo (PR)

Cabo San Juan (PR)

Cabras Island Light (PR)

Calcasieu River (LA)

Calumet Harbor (IL)

Cana Island (WI)

Canton Island Boat Channel Light (Kiribati)

Canton Island (Phoenix Islands) Cape Ann (MA)

Cape Ann (Thatcher Island) (MA)

Cape Arago Light (OR)

Cape Blanco Light (OR)

Cape Canaveral (FL)

Cape Chacon (AK)

Cape Charles (VA)

Cape Cod Canal (MA)

Cape Cod Light (MA)

Cape Decision (AK)

Cape Disappointment (WA)

Cape Edgecombe (AK)

Cape Elizabeth (ME)

Cape Espenberg (AK)

Cape Fear (NC)

Cape Flattery (WA)

Cape Florida (FL)

Cape Hatteras (NC)

Cape Hanamanioa (HI)

Cape Henlopen (DE)

Cape Henry (VA)

Cape Hinchinbrook (AL)

Cape Horn Lights (?)

Cape Kumukahi (HI)

Cape Lookout (NC)

Cape Lynch Light (AK)

Cape Mala (CZ)

Cape May (NJ)

Cape Meares (OR)

Cape Mendochino (CA)

Cape Neddick (ME)

Cape Poge (MA)

Cape Rojo (PR)

Cape Romain (SC)

Cape Romano (FL)

Cape Saint Elias (AK)

Cape Saint George (FL)

Cape San Blas (FL)

Cape San Juan (PR)

Cape Sarichef (AK)

Cape Spartel (Morocco)

Cape Spencer (AK)

Cape Vincent Breakwater Lighthouse (NY)

Cape Vincent Breakwater West End Light (NY)

Cardona Island (PR)

Carleton Island (NY)

Carquinez Strait (CA)

Carrabelle (FL)

Carter H. Harrison Crib (IL)

Carysfort Reef (FL)

Castle Hill (RI)

Castle Rocks (MA)

Cat Island (MS)

Cattle Point (WA)

Cedar Island (NY)

Cedar Keys (FL)

Cedar Point (MI)

Chambers Island (WI)

Chandeleur Island (LA)

Channel Island Light (?)

Chapel Hill Front Light (NJ)

Chapel Hill Rear Range Light (NJ)

Chapin Island Range (AK)

Charity Island (MI)

Charleston (SC)

Charlevoix (MI)

Charlevoix South Pier Light (MI)

Charlotte Amalie (VI)

Charlotte Harbor (FL)

Charlotte-Genesse East Pier (NY)

Charlotte-Genesse (NY)

Charlotte-Genesee West Pier (NY)

Chatham Light (MA)

Cheboygan Main Light (MI)

Cheboygan Crib Light (MI)

Cheboygan Range Rear Light (MI)

Chefuncte River (see Tchefuncte)

Chequamegon Point Light (WI)

Cherry Island (DE)

Cherrystone Bar Light (VA)

Chesapeake (VA)

Chesapeake & Delaware Canal (MD/DE)

Chester Range Front Light (PA)

Chester Range Light (PA)

Chetco River Light (OR)

Chicago Harbor (IL)

Chicago Harbor Lighthouse (IL)

Chicago Pierhead Lighthouse (IL)

Choctaw Point (AL)

Choptank River (MD)

Christiana North Jetty (DE)

Clark’s Point Light (MA)

Clay Island Lighthouse (MD)

Cleveland East Pier Lighthouse (OH)

Cleveland East Pierhead Lighthouse (OH)

Cleveland Harbor East Breakwater Lighthouse (OH)

Cleveland Harbor West Pierhead Lighthouse (OH)

Cleveland Ledge (OH)

Clinton River (MI)

Clopper’s Bar (TX)

Cobb Point Bar (MD)

Cockspur Light (GA)

Coconut Point (HI)

Cohansey (NJ)

Colchester Reef (VT)

Cold Spring Harbor (NY)

Columbia River Lights (OR)

Colvos Passage (WA)

Coney Island (NY)

Conanicut Island (RI)

Concord Point (MD)

Conimicut (RI)

Conneaut West Breakwater Light (OH)

Conover Beacon (NJ)

Coos Bay (OR)

Copper Harbor (MI)

Coquille River (OR)

Corpus Christi (TX)

Cosgrove Shoal Light (FL)

Cottonwood Island (OR)

Courthouse Point (MD)

Cove Point (MD)

Coxsackie (NY)

Crabtree Ledge (ME)

Craighill Channel Lower Front Light (MD)

Craighill Channel Lower Rear Light (MD)

Cranberry Island (NS)

Craney Island (VA)

Crescent City (CA)

Crisp Point (MI)

Croatan Shoal (NC)

Crooked River (FL)

Crossover Island Lighthouse (NY)

Crown Point Light (NY)

Cross Ledge Light (NJ)

Cubits Gap (LA)

Cuckolds Light (ME)

Culebrita Island (PR)

Cumberland Head (NY)

Currituck Beach (NC)

Curtis Island (ME)

Cut-Off Channel Range Front Light Station (MD)

Cut-Off Channel Range Rear Light Station (MD)

Cuttyhunk (MA)

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 F

Fair Haven Range Lights (NY)

Fairhaven Bridge (MA)

Fairport Harbor Lighthouse (OH)

Fairport Harbor West Breakwater Lighthouse (OH)

Fairway Island (AK)

Falmouth Inner Harbor (MA)

False Point Daybeacon (?)

Farallon Island (CA)

Farmers Ridges Range (MI)

Faro de Arecibo Light (PR)

Faro de Los Morrillos Light (PR)

Faro de Puerto Ferro Light (PR)

Father Point (CA)

Faulkner Island (CT)

Fenwick Island (DE)

Finns Point Range Front Light (PA)

Finns Point Range Rear Light (PA)

Fire Island (NY)

Fisherman’s Point (Cuba)

Fisher’s Island (CT)

Fishing Battery (MD)

Five Fingers (AK)

Five Mile Island Light (CT)

Flag Island (MN)

Fleets Bay Light (VA)

Fletcher’s Neck (ME)

Fog Point Lighthouse (MD)

Foot Bank (?)

Foreign Light Stations

Foremost Rock Daybeacon (?)

Fort Adams (RI)

Fort Barrancas (FL)

Fort Carroll (MD)

Fort Delaware (DE)

Fort Foote Wharf (MD)

Fort Gratiot (WI)

Fort Jackson Range (GA)

Fort Jefferson (FL)

Fort Lafayette (NY)

Fort Louisa Augusta (VI)

Fort McCree (FL)

Fort McCree Rear Range Beacon (FL)

Fort Mifflin (PA)

Fort Niagara (NY)

Fort Pickering (MA)

Fort Point (CA)

Fort Point (ME)

Fort Point (TX)

Fort Ripley Shoal (SC)

Fort Scammel Point (ME)

Fort Sumter (SC)

Fort Tompkins (NY)

Fort Wadsworth (NY)

Fort Washington (NY)

Fort Wood (CT)

Found Island Rock Daybeacon (?)

Four Mile Crib (IL)

Fourteen Foot Bank (DE)

Fourteen Foot Shoal (MI)

Fourteen Mile Point (MI)

Forty Mile Point (MI)

Fox Island (CAN)

Fox River (WI)

Fowey Rocks (FL)

Frankfort Pierhead (MI)

Franklin Island (ME)

Franks Island (LA)

Fransen Island Range (MN)

Frechette Point (MI)

Frederiksted (VI)

Frost’s Point (NH)

Frying Pan Island (MI)

Frying Pan Shoals (NC)

 G

Galloo Island (NY)

Gallups Island (MA)

Galveston (TX)

Gambier Bay Entrance Light (AK)

Garden Key (FL)

Gary (IN)

Gasparilla (FL)

Gaspee Point (RI)

Gastineau Channel Light (AK)

Gay Head (MA)

General History Genesee (NY)

George Island (?)

Georgetown (SC)

Gloucester Base (NJ)

Gloucester Breakwater (MA)

Glymont (MD)

Goat Island (ME)

Golovin Bay Light (AK)

Goose Rocks (ME)

Gould Island (RI)

Governors Island (NY)

Grand Haven Front Light (MI)

Grand Haven Rear Light (MI)

Grand Island Light Station (LA)

Grand Island East Channel (MI)

Grand Island Harbor Rear Range Light (MI)

Grand Island North Light (MI)

Grand Marais Harbor Range Lights (MN)

Grand Marais (MN)

Grand Traverse (MI)

Granite Island (MI)

Grant’s Pass (AL)

Grassy Hammock (CT)        

Grassy Island North Channel Front Range (MI)

Grassy Island North Channel Rear Light (MI)

Grassy Island Range Lights (WI)

Grassy Island South Channel Front Light (MI)

Grassy Island South Channel Rear Light (MI)

Gravelly Shoal (MI)

Graves Ledge (ME)

Graves Light (MA)

Gray’s Harbor (WA)

Gray’s Reef (MI)

Great Aquavitae (MA)

Great Beds (NJ)

Great Captain Island (CT)

Great Duck Island (ME)

Great Harbor (MA)

Great Point (MA)

Great Salt Pond (RI)

Great Shoals (MD)

Great Wicomico (VA)

Green Bay (WI)

Green Island (OH)

Green Island (WI)

Greenbury Point (MD)

Greenbury Point Lighthouse Shoal (MD)

Greens Ledge (CT)

Grindle Point (MD)

Grosse Ile North Channel Range (MI)

Grosse Ile South Channel Front Range (MI)

Grosse Ile South Channel Rear Range (MI)

Grosse Point (IL)

Guanica (PR)

Guantanamo (Cuba)

Guard Island (AK)

Gull Island (MI)

Gull Rock (MI)

Gull Rocks (RI)

Gustavus Light (AK)

 H
 I

Icy Passage Light (AK)

Ida Lewis Rock (RI)

Ilkognak Rock Light (AK)

Indian Island (ME)

Indian Point Range (MI)

Indiana Harbor East Breakwater (IN)

Indiana Waterway Light No. 49 (NC)

Inner Point Light (AK)

Ipswich Range (MA)

Isla Cabras Light (PR)

Isla Caja de Muertos (PR)

Isla Cardona (PR)

Isle au Haute (ME)

Isle aux Galets (MI)

Isle LaMotte (VT)

Isle of Shoals (NH)

Isle Royale (MI)

 J
 K

Kahoolawe Point (HI)

Kaena Point (HI)

Kahului Entrance Range (HI)

Kailua (HI)

Kalae (HI)

Kalamazoo (MI)

Kalaupapa (HI)

Kalgin Island (AK)

Karheen Passage Daybreak (AK)

Kasnyku Harbor Daybeacon (AK)

Kauhola Point (HI)

Kauiki (HI)

Kaula Rock (HI)

Kaumalapau (HI)

Kawaihae (HI)

Kauna Point (HI)

Keahole (HI)

Keku Strait Daybeacon (AK)

Kenosha (WI)

Kennebec River (ME)

Ketchikan-Thomas Basin (AK)

Ketchikan Light (AK)

Kewalo Basin (HI)

Kewaunee Pierhead (WI)

Keweenah Waterway (MI)

Keweenaw Lower Entrance (MI)

Keweenaw Upper Entrance (MI)

Key Reef Light (AK)

Key West (FL)

Khantaak Island (AK)

Kilauea (HI)

Killock Shoal (VA)

Kingston Flats (NY)

Kinkora (NJ)

Klawak Island Light (AK)

Klokachee Lamp (?)

Kokole Point (HI)

Kuhio Bay (HI)

Kukuihaele (HI)

 L
 M

Machias Seal (CAN)

Mackinac Point (MI)

Magothy River (MD)

Mahon River (DE)

Mahukona (HI)

Makapu'u Point (HI)

Manana Island (ME)

Manistee (MI)

Manistee North Pierhead (MI)

Manistique (MI)

Manitou Island (MI)

Manitowoc (WI)

Manitowoc North Breakwater (WI)

Manitowoc North Pierhead (WI)

Mantua Creek (NJ)

Maplin Sand Light (England)

Marblehead (OH)

Marblehead (MA)

Marcus Hook (DE)

Mare Island (CA)

Marine City Range Light (MI)

Marquette Light (MI)

Marquette Breakwater (MI)

Mark Abbott Memorial Lighthouse (CA)

Marrowstone Point (CT)

Marshall Point Light (ME)

Martin Reef (MI)

Mary Island (AK)

Maryland Point (MD)

Matagorda Bay Light (TX)

Mathias Point Shoal Light (MD)

Matinicus Rock Light (ME)

Mattituck (NY)

Maumee Bay (OH)

Maurice River (NJ)

Maxfield Point (VT)

Maxwell Point Light (SC)

Mayo Beach (MA)

McClellan Rock Light (AK)

McGregor Point Daybeacon (HI)

McGulpin Point (MI)

Meares Island (CAN)

Mendenhall Bar (AK)

Mendota Light (MI)

Menominee Pierhead Light (WI)

Meriches Light (NY)

Merrill Shell Bank (MS)

Merrimac (WI)

Metomkin Point (VA)

Miah Maull Shoal Light (NJ)

Michigan City Light (IN)

Michigan Island (WI)

Middle Bay (AL)

Middle Island (MI)

Middle Neebish (MI)

Midway Rock Light (CA)

Mile Rocks Light (CA)

Milolii (HI)

Milwaukee Breakwater (WI)

Milwaukee Pierhead (WI)

Minneapolis Shoals (MI)

Minnesota Point (MN)

Minor Island (WA)

Minor Island/Tansy Point (WA)

Minot’s Ledge (MA)

Mispillion River (DE)

Mission Point (MI)

Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MS)

Mite Head (?)

Mitrofania Island (AK)

Mobile Bay (AL)

Mobile Point (AL)

Mobile Point Range Rear Light (AL)

Molasses Reef (FL)

Molokai (HI)

Molokini Light (HI)

Mona Island (PR)

Monhegan Island (ME)

Montreal River Light (MI)

Monroe (MI)

Monroe Pier (MI)

Monomoy Point Light (MA)

Montauk Point (NY)

Moos Head (OR)

Moose Peak (ME)

Morgan Point (CT)

Morris Island (SC)

Morro Bay (CA)

Mosquito Bank Light (FL)

Moss Landing (CA)

Mount Desert Island Light (ME)

Mud Island Rear Light (PA)

Muertos Island (PR)

Mukilteo Light (WA)

Mule Rock (AK)

Mulholland Point (CAN)

Munising Range (MI)

Murderkill River Range Front (DE)

Murphy’s Dock Light (?)

Muscle Bed Shoal (RI)

Muskegon South Pierhead (MI)

Myhlen Feldt Point (VI)

Matomkin Light (VA)

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 O
 P

Pacific Reef Light (FL)

Pages Rock (VA)

Pago Pago (American Samoa)

Palaoa Point (HI)

Palmer's Island (MA)

Pamlico Point (NC)

Pascagoula (MS)

Pass a l’Outre (LA)

Pass Christian Light (MS)

Pass Manchac (LA)

Passage Island (MI)

Passaic Light (NJ)

Pastol Bay (AK)

Patos Light (WA)

Paukaa Point (HI)

Pauwela Point (HI)

Paymyra Light (NJ)

Pea Patch Island (DE)

Peche Isle Range (MI)

Pearse Canal (AK)

Pearl River (LA)

Peck’s Ledge (CT)

Peep Rock Light (AK)

Pelican City (AK)

Pelican Shoal (FL)

Pemaquid (ME)

Penfield Reef (CT)

Peninsula Point (MI)

Pensacola Bar Beacon (FL)

Pensacola Light (FL)

Pentwater Pierhead (MI)

Pepe'ekeo Point (HI)

Perkins Island (ME)

Perry Island Light (AK)

Perry Victory and International Peace Memorial Light (OH)

Petit Manan Light (ME)

Pharos of Alexandria (Egypt)

Piedras Blancas (CA)

Pigeon Point (CA)

Pillar Point (NZ)

Pilot Island (WI)

Piney Point (MD)

Pipe Island (WI)

Plattsburg Beacon (NY)

Plum Beach (RI)

Plum Island (NY)

Plum Island Range Front Light (WI)

Plum Island Range Rear Light (WI)

Plymouth (aka Gurnet) (MA)

Poe Reef (MI)

Point Adams (OR)

Point Alexander Light (CAN)

Point Allerton (CAN)

Point Ancon Light (?)

Point Arden (AK)

Point (Puenta) Arena (CA)

Point Arguello (CA)

Point Augusta (AK)

Point au Fer (LA)

Point Aux Barques (MI)

Point Aux Herbes (LA)

Point Aux Roche (NY)

Point Baker (AK)

Point Betsie (MI)

Point Blunt (CA)

Point Bolivar (TX)

Point Bonita (CA)

Point (Puenta)

Point Borinquen (PR)

Point Cabrillo (CA)

Point Colpoys Light (AK)

Point Conception (CA)

Point Defer (LA)

Point Diablo (CA)

Point Erie (PA)

Point Fermin (CA)

Point Figuras (PR)

Point Gambier (?)

Point Grenville (WA)

Point Harris (CA)

Point Hilda (AK)

Point Higuero (PR)

Point Hudson (WA)

Point Hueneme (CA)

Point Iroquois (MI)

Point Judith (RI)

Point Jiguero (PR)

Point Light (?)

Point Loma (CA)

Point Lookout (MD)

Point Montara (CA)

Point Macartney (?)

Point Mulas (PR)

Point No Point (MD)

Point No Point (WA)

Point Orchard (WA)

Point of Shoals (VA)

Point Pigal (AK)

Point Pinos (CA)

Point Retreat (AK)

Point Reyes (CA)

Point Robinson (WA)

Point Sal (CA)

Point Sherman (AK)

Point Sur (CA)

Point Tuna (PR)

Point Vicente (CA)

Point Wilson (WA)

Pollock Rip Beacon (MA)

Pomham Rocks (RI)

Ponce de Leon (FL)

Ponce Harbor Front Range (PR)

Pond Island (ME)

Pooles Island Bar (MD)

Poplar Point (RI)

Port Alexander Rear Range (AK)

Port Austin Reef (MI)

Port Canaveral (FL)

Port Clinton (OH)

Port Ferro (PR)

Port Isabel (TX)

Port Mansfield (TX)

Port Ponce (PR)

Port Pontchartrain (LA)

Port Protection Light (AK)

Port Sanilac (MI)

Port San Juan (PR)

Port Washington (WI)

Port Washington Breakwater (WI)

Port Washington Pierhead (WI)

Portage River (MI)

Portage Lake (MI)

Portage Lake Ship Canal (MI)

Portland Breakwater (ME)

Portland Harbor (NY)

Portland Head (ME)

Portsmouth Harbor (NH)

Port Tongass (AK)

Pottawatomie (WI)

Poverty Island (MI)

Povoronti Island (AK)

Presque Isle (ME)

Presque Isle Front Range (MI)

Presque Isle (PA)

Presque Isle North Pierhead (PA)

Presque Isle Rear Range (MI)

Presque Isle Harbor (ME)

Price's Creek (NC)

Priest Rock (WA)

Princes Bay (NY)

Proctorville (LA)

Prospect Harbor (ME)

Prudence Island Light (RI)

Puerto Ferro (PR)

Pulaski Shoal (FL)

Pumpkin Island Light (ME)

Pungoteague Light (VA)

Punta Gorda (CA)

Punta Del Ano Nuevo (CA)

Pyramid Rock (HI)

 Q

Quinta Sueno (DR)

Quoddy Head Light (MA)

 R
 S

Sabine Bank (TX)

Sabine Pass (LA)

Sabine Pass East Jetty (TX)

Sabine Pass Jetty Range (TX)

Sabin Point (RI)

Sackets Harbor (NY)

Saginaw River Rear Range (MI)

Saddleback Ledge (ME)

St. Andrews Bay (FL)

St. Augustine (FL)  

St. Clair Flats Canal River (MI)

St. Clair Flats Light Station (MI)

St. Clair Flats Range Front (MI)

St. Clair Flats Range Rear (MI)

St. Croix River (ME)

St. George Reef (CA)

St. Helena Island (MI)

St. James (MI)

St. John’s (FL)

St. Johns River (FL)

St. Joseph’s Island (MS)

St. Joseph North Pier (MI)

St. Joseph Point Front Range (FL)

St. Joseph Point Rear Range (FL)

St. Lawrence (CAN/NY)

St. Louis (MN)

St. Marks (FL)

St. Martin Island (MI)

St. Mary’s River Lower Front Range (MI)

St. Mary's River Lower Rear (MI)

St. Simons (GA)

Sakonnet (RI)

Salem River Range Front (NJ)

Salmon River (NY)

Saluria (TX)

Saltery Cove (?)

San Diego Bay (CA)

San Luis Obispo (CA)

Sand Hills (MI)

Sand Island (AL)

Sand Island (WI)

Sand Key (FL)

Sand Point (Baraga, MI)

Sand Point (Escanaba, MI)

Sands Point (NY)

Sandusky Bay Front Range (OH)

Sandusky Bay Rear Range (OH)

Sandusky Harbor Pierhead (OH)

Sandy Hook (NJ)

Sandy Point Shoal (MD)

Sandy Neck (MA)

Sanibel Island (FL)

Sankaty Head Light (MA)

Santa Barbara (CA)

Santa Barbara Breakwater (CA)

Santa Cruz (CA)

Santa Monica (CA)

Sapelo Island (GA)

Saugerties (NY)

Saugatuck South Pierhead (MI)

Savannah (GA)

Saybrook Breakwater (CT)

Schooner Ledge Rear Range (PA)

Scituate (MA)

Schuylkill River Jetty (PA)

Schuylkill River Range (PA)

Scotch Cap (AK)

Sea Gate (NY)

Sea Girt (NJ)

Seaflower Reef Daybeacon (NY)

Seal Rocks (CA)

Seldovia Entrance (AK)

Semiahoo (WA)

Sentinel Island (AK)

Seguin (ME)

Seul Choix Pointe (MI)

Seven Foot Knoll (MD)

Shakan Strait Daybeacon (?)

Shaktoolik River Entrance (AK)

Sharkfin Shoal (MD)

Sharps Island (MD)

Sheboygan Pierhead (WI)

Sheffield Island (CT)

Shell Keys (LA)

Sherwood Point (WI)

Shinnecock (NY)

Ship Island (AK)

Ship Island (MS)

Ship John Shoal (NY)

Ship Shoal (LA)

Shoal Island Light (CAN)

Signal Island (?)

Sister Islands (NY) 

Sisters Island Light (NY)

Skagway Breakwater (AK)

Skin Island Light (?)

Skunk Bay (WA)

Slip Point (WA)

Smith Island (WA)

Smith Point (VA)

Smith Shoal (FL)

Smyrna River Range (DE)

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 Boston  Brazo Santiago Punta de Los Reyes 

1. Historic lighthouse drawing, 2. Boston Light [170602-G-0Y189-474], 3. Sand Key [170602-G-0Y189-329], 4. Brazo Santiago [170602-G-0Y189-489], 5. Punta de Los Reyes [170602-G-0Y189-282]

 

Additional Resources: Please visit the National Park Service Maritime Heritage Program's website for a searchable inventory of Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations:  https://www.nps.gov/maritime/inventories/lights.htm 

 


Lighthouse materials available here are an expanded version of the National Park Service's Inventory of Historic Light Stations.  This site incorporates the National Park Service's Inventory as well as light station files that are maintained by the Coast Guard Historian's Office.  A special thanks is owed to Ms. Candace Clifford of the National Maritime Initiative and author of the Inventory of Historic Light Stations for her permission to utilize the Inventory.

The majority of the photos were taken from the files of the U.S. Coast Guard Historians' Office.  They were compiled and scanned by Mr. Joseph Kiebish, and we wish to acknowledge his generous assistance and thank him for his service as a volunteer.   

Additional information as well as the history for each lighthouse is provided courtesy of volunteers from the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, including Anne Puppa, William Simms, Melissa Buckler, Marie Vincent, Catherine Price, Diane Hackney and Matthew B. Jenkins.  We gratefully acknowledge their efforts as well


 

Lighthouse Fact Sheets (Alphabetical)

Hooper Island Light Station

July 2, 2019
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Hooper Island Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, west of Middle Hooper Island, Dorchester County, Maryland

HOOPER ISLAND LIGHT

Location:  Eastern side of the Chesapeake Bay off Hooper Island.
Date Built:  1902
Type of Structure:  Caisson with iron dwelling / tower (spark plug)
Height:  63 feet above mean high water
Characteristics:  Flashing white
Foghorn:  Yes
Builder:  Variety Iron Works Co. / Toomey Brothers
Appropriation:  $60,000
Range:  9 miles
Status:  Standing and Active

Historical Information: 

  • In 1897 funds were requested for a light to protect mariners from 30 miles of shoals on the Eastern side off the main Chesapeake Bay channel between Cove Point and Smith Point lights. In July the following year $60,000 was approved and a contract was awarded in 1899 to the Variety Iron Works Company. The materials were delivered over a month late and their subcontractor failed begin work. The contract was consequently re-bid and re-awarded in 1900 to Toomey Brothers of Guiford, CT for $29,000 (the materials having already been delivered by Variety Iron Works). The caisson was partially assembled in Baltimore and towed down the Bay. Further layers were added at a harbor in the Patuxent River and from there it was towed to the construction site and sunk in July 1901. The construction of earlier caisson foundations entailed floating them to the site and slowly filling them with stone and concrete, adding layers of ironwork as the caisson was slowly sunk to the bottom. While some bottom preparation was performed, the caisson was seated largely by its own weight. In contrast to these earlier lights, the new Hooper Island caisson was sunk using the “pneumatic” method. Like the earlier caissons, it was filled with cement and sunk into place. However, an air shaft was installed through the concrete, leading to a working chamber at the bottom. This allowed men to work within the caisson excavating the site’s sand bottom through the aid of an air pump. (The caisson workers were sometimes referred to as “sand hogs”.) 
  • The caisson was completed in October and surrounded by rip rap stone to prevent scour.  Work continued on the tower through February when it was halted due to winter weather.
  • The light was completed, with little in the way of mishaps, and a fourth order Fresnel lens was exhibited, on June 01, 1902. 
  • In the late 1930s an air diaphragm foghorn and generator system was installed.
  • The lighthouse was fully automated in November of 1961.
  •  In the mid-1970s the Fresnel lens was stolen.

Researched and written by Matthew B. Jenkins, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.

  • Lighthouse was officially listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 2 December 2002.

Hooper Island Light Station's National Register of Historic Places Nomination


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1. Name of Property

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historic name: Hooper Island Light Station

other names/site number: D-644

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2. Location

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street & number: N/A not for publication: N/A

city or town: west of Hooperville vicinity X

state: Maryland code: MD county: Dorchester code: 019

zip code: N/A

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3. State/Federal Agency Certification

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As the designated authority under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1986, as amended, I hereby certify that this nomination meets the documentation standards for registering properties in the National Register of Historic Places and meets the procedural and professional requirements set forth in 36 CFR Part 60. In my opinion, the property meets the National Register Criteria. I recommend that this property be considered significant statewide. (___See continuation sheet for additional comments.)

Captain, U. S. Coast Guard,

Chief, Office of Civil Engineering 2/22/02

Signature of certifying official Date

Department of Transportation, U.S. Coast Guard

State or Federal agency and bureau

In my opinion, the property ____ meets ____ does not meet the National Register criteria. (___ See continuation sheet for additional comments.)

_____________________________________ ________________

Signature of commenting or other official Date

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State or Federal agency and bureau

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4. National Park Service Certification

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I, hereby certify that this property is:

____ entered in the National Register ______________________

___ See continuation sheet.

____ determined eligible for the ______________________

National Register

___ See continuation sheet.

____ determined not eligible for the ______________________

National Register