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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,Sun reporter | December 1, 2006
The federal government has extended the bidding deadline for the Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse, a century-old fixer-upper off the Kent Island coast that was expected to be sold this week. The online auction for the lighthouse was to end at 2 p.m. yesterday, but the General Services Administration, which is selling the cast-iron structure, moved the deadline back a day when a bid came in at 1:56 p.m. Within five minutes, two more bids came in, pushing the cost for the lighthouse up to $75,000.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | September 14, 2003
Kristi Danzo and Chris Venuti have this weekend all mapped out. They started yesterday morning at a lighthouse and a lightship in Baltimore and then hustled south, stopping at a lighthouse in a state park near Washington and at four others in Southern Maryland before ending the day near Hooper Strait Lighthouse in the Eastern Shore town of St. Michaels. They barely had time for lunch. The couple planned to be back on the road this morning, making the 100-mile drive from St. Michaels to Elkton and, finally, to Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace.
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By Rona Kobell and Rona Kobell,SUN REPORTER | October 17, 2007
The U.S. General Services Administration has put the Point No Point Lighthouse up for sale, giving any average citizen with at least a few thousand dollars the chance to own a piece of Chesapeake Bay history. The century-old lighthouse in Southern Maryland is about five nautical miles from Point Lookout and 15 nautical miles south of Solomons Island. The structure is 30 feet around and about 52 feet high, with the keeper's quarters, fuel storage area and lantern room all in one place.
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By JAMIE STIEHM and JAMIE STIEHM,SUN REPORTER | June 19, 2006
Lynn Biancavilla was drawn to the task of scraping paint off the old lighthouse by the simple beauty of the Maryland landmark. "I have passed this many times, and one of my goals was to get out here and step on the lighthouse," says Biancavilla, a resident of Stony Beach, on the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse porch on a recent Saturday afternoon, surrounded on all sides by blue water. Boat captain Howard Lewis of Eastport says he joined the cause because his grandfather was once a keeper of the light at Thomas Point.
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By Andrea F. Siegel and Andrea F. Siegel,Sun reporter | July 7, 2007
For generations, the hexagonal Victorian house on legs has stood in the water as an icon of the Chesapeake Bay, its beacon guiding mariners to safe waters. Though the exterior image of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has graced no shortage of tchotchkes, its interior remained fogged in mystery. Until now. Starting today, what experts say is the nation's last intact cottage-style "screw pile" lighthouse still at its original site - it was built over a platform screwed into the sandy bay bottom - is accepting its first visitors.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,Staff Writer | August 26, 1993
BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. -- Only once did Jerry Matyiko question whether he could move the majestic Southeast Lighthouse here on Block Island. He climbed a 60-foot tower and gazed down upon the massive brick structure."
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Staff Writer | August 16, 1993
John Simms III went to the playground this summer and learned a lesson about how to help those less fortunate.The 11-year-old used $1 from his allowance and bought a raffle ticket to raise money for The Lighthouse, a homeless shelter on West Street.John was one of more than 500 children from throughout Annapolis who raised $743 by raffling off a stereo, a cassette player and a radio, all donated by Baltimore Gas & Electric Co.Of that amount, $400 went to The Lighthouse. The rest went into a trip fund for the city's playgrounds, to take the children to the National Zoo and the Smithsonian next year.
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By Gilbert Lewthwaite and By Gilbert Lewthwaite,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
The rain is horizontal, and the wind is howling. It is the worst storm of the British winter. The BBC reports motorways blocked by overturned trucks and bridges closed because of dangerous crosswinds. And here we are, 300 feet up, atop the White Cliffs of Dover, overlooking the English Chan-nel, across whose white-capped waves the regular ferries to and from France and Belgium dare not venture. We are alone, and we're in our element. More accurately, we're in the keeper's cottage of the 149-year-old South Foreland Lighthouse, snug behind its thick stone walls and locked windows, designed and built by the Victorians to withstand the worst nature can throw its way. It may seem strange to rent such a remote and exposed abode in February, always the cruelest of months in northern Europe.
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By Stephanie Desmon and Stephanie Desmon,SUN STAFF | November 26, 2002
NORTH EAST -- For 167 years -- first by whale oil, later by electricity, then by solar panel -- the Turkey Point Lighthouse burned high above the bluff at the end of Elk Neck State Park, a constant beacon to guide boats big and small around the peninsula jutting into the head of the Chesapeake Bay. Then, on April 1, 2000, the light went out. The Coast Guard, which owns hundreds of lighthouses along the nation's coastline, determined that the remote Cecil...
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 17, 2003
Springtime in Annapolis is a maritime renaissance, as sailors of all stripes renew their love affair with our waterways and the vessels that traverse them. Thoroughly in keeping with this annual rekindling of love for all things nautical is a gorgeous photo exhibit titled Lighthouses of the Chesapeake Bay Region, on display at the Chesapeake Photo Gallery, 92 Maryland Ave., just off State Circle in Annapolis. These wonderfully evocative photographs by Starke Jett V, Roger Miller, Pat Vojtech and Terry Olson are strong testimony to the creative marriage of form and function that imparts such character to these historic sentinels of the shore.
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