Drum Point Lighthouse

Solomons, Maryland - 1883 (1883**)

Photo of the Drum Point Lighthouse.

History of the Drum Point Lighthouse

This lighthouse was initially going to be on land, however, squabbles between the State and Federal Governments quickly put an end to that plan. After numerous years of debate, it was decided that the lighthouse would be built near Drum Point.

The lighthouse was originally lit in 1883, and was outfitted with a fourth-order Fresnel lens and fog bell. The lighthouse was decommissioned in 1962 and sat in the open waters until it was moved to the Calvert Marine Museum in 1975.

Directions: The lighthouse sits on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum. To get the the museum, exit off of Highway 4 near the Town of Solomons at Lore Road. The museum will be on your left immediately as you exit.

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Tower Information
Tower Height: 47.00'
Focal Plane: Unknown
Active Aid to Navigation: Deactivated (1962)
*Latitude: 38.33100 N
*Longitude: -76.46300 W
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* Please note that all GPS coordinates are approximated and are meant to put you in the vicinity of the lighthouse, not for navigation purposes.

** This year denotes a station date. This is the year that a lighthouse was first reported in the vicinity or at that location.

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