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14272. (mounted photo) Point No Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland c. 1910.

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14272. (mounted photo) Point No Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland c. 1910.

14272. (mounted photo) Point No Point Lighthouse, Chesapeake Bay, Maryland c. 1910. Point No Point lighthouse stands two miles removed from the western shore of Chesapeake Bay, and six miles north of Point Lookout and the entrance to the Potomac River. In 1891, the Lighthouse Board first requested $35,000 for the lighthouse, to better mark the stretch of about 30 miles between Cove Point and Smith Point lights. The light was completed and first lit in 1905. The lower part consists of a wooden caisson, 32 feet square and 13 feet high, which was filled with concrete. On the roof of the caisson rests a cast-iron foundation cylinder, 30 feet in diameter and 51 feet in height, expanding near the top, which is 18 feet above the water, into a trumpet shape. This cylinder is mainly filled with concrete, spaces being left for cellar and two cisterns. Surmounting the foundation cylinder is an octagonal brick dwelling, 2 stories high, with a mansard roof, supporting a lantern deck with railing and an 8-sided lantern. A gallery surrounds the house, accessible from the water by means of two sets of ladders, and on it are placed steel davits, boat-hoisting apparatus, and the like. The new light was of the fourth order, illuminating the entire horizon, and flashing white and red, alternately, at intervals of 20 seconds. A bell is struck by machinery a double blow every 15 seconds during thick or foggy weather. The first floor of the lighthouse contained the kitchen and living space, while the upper level housed bedrooms for the keepers. Delineating the top of the first and second levels are respectively two and four courses of decorative corbeled brick. The watchroom is located within the mansard roof, which is interrupted by four gabled dormer windows. A hexagonal iron privy with a pyramidal roof is cantilevered over the edge of the lower balcony. Point No Point Lighthouse is still an active aid to navigation. The large photo measures 6” x 8” on 10” x 12” mount. Mount has some damage, chipping and broken corners byt photo is intact save one chip to right margin. Clear and clean, nice image. (VG-). $88.