Why Build a Lighthouse?

Why Build a Lighthouse? (HM1IVW)

Location: North East, MD 21901 Cecil County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 27.582', W 76° 0.366'

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What does a lighthouse mean to you? For some, a lighthouse stands for security, providing safe passage home from a treacherous journey. For others, a lighthouse harkens back to a simpler time, before modern technology altered our connection with the Chesapeake Bay

While their navigational function has diminished, the grandeur and the mystery of lighthouses remain. Many incredible tales unfolded right here under the watchful beacon of the Turkey Point Lighthouse stories of heroism, daunting challenges, and even tragedy. This lighthouse has been part of Chesapeake Bay history for generations, safeguarding people who have lived, worked and traveled there.

The stories and traditions of the Chesapeake live on today. By protecting the health of the Bay, we preserve our region's rich heritage-one that is embodied in the Turkey Point Lighthouse.

Placed ByMaryland Department of Natural Resources
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Date Added Monday, January 19th, 2015 at 1:05pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 413445 N 4368274
Decimal Degrees39.45970000, -76.00610000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 27.582', W 76° 0.366'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 27' 34.92" N, 76° 0' 21.96" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail, North East MD 21901, US
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