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Thomas Point Tours Could Start This Summer!

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Postby vacastle » Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:13 am


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Postby Red » Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:14 am


I had the fortune to take the tour last fall, the Chesapeake Chapter has done a great job working on the light. Capt. Mike took us out to the light and we spent a good hour on the tour. It was a very special day. RED
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Postby vacastle » Sat Jun 23, 2007 7:51 am


It's a reality! After being off-limits for 132 years, the doors are being opened to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse this summer.

This is a really good article that gives tour information and tells the saga of how we finally got to this point.

A Chance to Step Into a Postcard

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Postby Grover1 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 6:01 pm


Still another nice article ... from The Washington Post

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/co ... 618_2.html
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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:48 pm


Nice sidebar ... from Hometown Annapolis

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bi ... _02-19/NBH
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Postby vacastle » Sat Jul 07, 2007 5:42 am


Tours begin today!
Nice article from the Baltimore Sun that includes some history and what the the "tour taker" will see. Also includes a photo gallery...

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/local/annearundel/bal-te.ar.lighthouse07jul07,0,4756916.story?coll=bal-home-headlines

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Postby epona » Sun Jul 08, 2007 4:50 am


Does anyone have any idea of how long it will take before the inside of the lighthouse is ship shape?

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Postby vacastle » Sun Jul 08, 2007 5:36 am


Carole, the estimate at this point in time is five years. You can read about this here, plus view photos...

http://www.thomaspointlighthouse.org/plans.asp

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Postby Grover1 » Mon Jul 09, 2007 4:42 am


Review of the First Day ... from The Contracoasta Times
http://www.contracostatimes.com/nationa ... ci_6331956
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Postby Grover1 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:55 pm


Year Two ... Thomas Point tours start again in May ... from Hometown Annapolis ...

ANNAPOLIS - The second season of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse tours get under way in May. The tours cost $70 and depart from the Annapolis Maritime Museum in Eastport.

Capt. Mike Richards of Chesapeake Lights Inc. takes tour-goers on the Sharps Island, to the lighthouse, which is the last remaining screwpile lighthouse still in its original location in the Chesapeake Bay.

Participants get to go inside the lighthouse, which was built in 1875 and is a National Historic Landmark. Museum Director Jeff Holland warns the tour is not for the faint of heart, as it involves a boat ride and climbing a steep ladder through a small trap door to get to the deck of the lighthouse. There are no bathrooms.

Participants must be at least 12 years old and 48 inches tall.

Tours are planned for May 17, 18 and 31; June 1, 14, 15, 28 and 29; July 12, 13, 26 and 27; Aug. 9, 10, 23 and 24; and Sept. 13, 14, 27 and 28. Departure times are 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. Each tour is limited to 18 participants.

To join a tour, call 800-690-5080 or visit www.chesapeakelights.com.
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Postby Grover1 » Sat May 10, 2008 3:49 am


Season Two ...From The Capital ...

http://www.hometownannapolis.com/cgi-bi ... _09-22/TOP

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Postby wheland » Wed May 21, 2008 8:29 am


Wanna hear something that just plain isn't great?

I'm going to be in Annapolis on a weekend that there are no tours of the lighthouse. I'm going for a concert with the Richie Furay Band (Buffalo Springfield, Poco and Souther Hillman Furay Band).

Right place- wrong time.

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