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13277. (photo) Fort McHenry Channel Range Light, Baltimore, Md. c.1911.

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13277. (photo) Fort McHenry Channel Range Light, Baltimore, Md. c.1911.

13277. (photo) Fort McHenry Channel Range Light, Baltimore, Md. c.1911. 4 ½” x 7”. Mariners on the Patapsco River, looking north toward Baltimore needed a means to insure that they were in the center of the channel. In 1911, the Secretary of Commerce received authorization for the use of appropriation of $125,000 made by act of Congress and approved March 4, 1911, to provide gas buoys and other aids to navigation in the channels leading to Baltimore, Md. This photo is of one of two range lights constructed that year which when lined up would insure that you were over the center of the channel. Close photo showing the acetylene beacon and daymark atop the steel tower. (VG). $28.