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By Michael Stroh and Michael Stroh,SUN STAFF | October 13, 2002
ON THE CHESAPEAKE LIGHT TOWER - For many researchers, field work is the fun part of science, a chance to ditch stuffy labs for some exotic locale. At least, that's what Michele McCourt used to think. Last summer the 25-year-old physicist did her field work in the Bahamas. This year she's here on this rusty, gull poop-encrusted lighthouse 14 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach, Va. "It's like Alcatraz," says McCourt, a graduate student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
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NEWS
By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,SUN STAFF | April 21, 2003
For more than a century, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse has watched over the Chesapeake Bay and helped define Maryland. Miniature versions of the famous screw-pile lighthouse - the last one of its type standing in its original location anywhere in America - grace T-shirts and postcards, bookshelves and calendars. "It's one of only a handful of things that, when you see it, you think Maryland," says Rodney Little, state historic preservation officer. Now, this 128-year-old jewel is seeking a new identity.
FEATURES
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | August 8, 1998
For 162 years until it fell into the sea in 1926, the landmark Cape Henlopen, Del., lighthouse had warned mariners away from the treacherous shoals that surround the entrance to Delaware Bay.For many years, it was not only the tallest structure in Sussex County, Del., but guarded the entrance to one of the nation's busiest commercial estuaries.When constructed by the British in 1764, the tower was a mile from shore facing the Hen and Chickens shoals, named for a large shoal surrounded by smaller ones.
TRAVEL
By Juanita Welsh and Judy Hensel and Juanita Welsh and Judy Hensel,arizona republic | February 28, 1999
The fictitious Maine lighthouse in Stephen King's eerie miniseries "The Storm of the Century" may have toppled, but dozens of real ones still remain along the state's coastline.While Interstate 95 heads north toward Augusta, Maine, U.S. 1 skims the coastline and passes through the center of quaint little towns such as Damariscotta, Wiscasset, York, Ogunquit and Kennebunk.We thought we had pretty good maps with directions to the lighthouses, but we discovered they were vague. We would have saved some time if we had invested in a guidebook with specific directions.
NEWS
By Jason Song and Jason Song,SUN STAFF | December 24, 2003
Preservationists were celebrating yesterday now that the Annapolis city council has voted to take possession of the historic Thomas Point Lighthouse, completing a months-long process to acquire the Chesapeake Bay landmark. The council voted 7-2 late Monday to take title of the lighthouse from the federal government in the next few months. The city then will lease the building to the nonprofit United State Lighthouse Society. The Annapolis Maritime Museum will manage the lighthouse. Alderwomen Sheila M. Tolliver and Louise Hammond voted against the resolution because, they said, they didn't like the language of the legal paperwork and feared the city could be held liable in lawsuits.
NEWS
June 11, 2006
Lisa Marie Rayner, Towson U. Graduate and Jonathan Roca, U. Delaware Graduate, were excited to exchange wedding vows on June 10th 2006 in the Harborfront Lighthouse garden in downtown Baltimore, MD.
ENTERTAINMENT
By [DANA KINKER] | August 2, 2007
Betterton Day The lowdown -- Spend a day on the beach swimming, tanning and enjoying the sun while browsing local craft vendors at the annual Betterton Day Celebration on Saturday. Also, stay for the afternoon and hear a band perform or play cow-pie bingo. If you go -- Betterton Day is all day Saturday at Betterton Beach, 1 Ericsson Ave., Betterton. Free. Call 410-348-5522 for more information. Keep the light on The lowdown -- Spend a night inside historic Hooper Straight Lighthouse as part of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's overnighters program.
NEWS
April 7, 1999
The beacon atop the nation's tallest lighthouse is out for the first time since 1950 as movers prepare to move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse inland. The 208-foot-tall structure with its barber- pole striping is being moved 2,900 feet to preserve it from the Atlantic Ocean, which has crept within 120 feet. Aside from light bulbs burning out, the beacon has operated continuously since 1950. The beacon once helped sailors navigate the often treacherous waters off Cape Hatteras, N.C., known as the "Graveyard of the Atlantic."
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | July 16, 2003
Annapolis Alderwoman Cynthia A. Carter wielded a toy machine gun Monday night when she introduced legislation before the City Council that makes it a misdemeanor to sell, give, possess or use a replica firearm within the city limits. The proposed ordinance - which already has garnered national attention, particularly on conservative talk shows - was inspired by an incident in April, when an 8-year-old tried to hold up an Annapolis video store while brandishing a realistic-looking, gold-colored toy gun. Modeled after New York's toy gun ban, the legislation would make violations punishable by a fine up to $1,000 or up to 90 days in jail.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Karin Remesch | January 17, 2002
Lighthouse celebration at marine museum Follow the lure of the lighthouse Saturday to the Calvert Marine Museum's fifth annual "Winter Lights: A Celebration of Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses." Throughout the all-day festival at the museum on Solomons Island, visitors can tour Drum Point Lighthouse, one of only three remaining cottage-type screwpile lighthouses in the Chesapeake Bay, and Cove Point Light, which has served mariners on the Chesapeake Bay and Patuxent River for nearly 170 years.
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