"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 4, 2016

July 3 – Baltimore Lighthouses

Anchor Bay East Marina

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it and join the dance.” –Alan Watts

We had a little work done on the boat while we were away last month, so today we took a shake down cruise to make sure everything was working properly. The work seemed fine, but the bottom definitely had issues. The marina didn’t have a recommendation for a diver to scrape our bottom, so we did a quick haul and had it pressured washed. What a difference a clean bottom and running gear makes…one step closers to cruising on.

Cruising into Baltimore Harbor today reminded me of all the lighthouses in this area of the Chesapeake. There are six lighthouses in the Patapsco River leading into the Inner Harbor and two others in the bay just outside the river. According to the Lighthouse Friends website there are 36 lighthouse on the Bay…that’s a lot of lighthouse! Here are the eight that are the closest to Baltimore.

Sandy Point Shoal Lighthouse built in 1883
 Baltimore Lighthouse built in 1908 
Craighill Channel Lower Rear Lighthouse built in 1875 
Craighill Channel Lower Front Lighthouse built in 1875 
Fort Carroll Lighthouse built in 1854 
Lararetto Point Lighthouse built in 1916 
Chesapeake Lightship built in 1930 
Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse built in 1855 
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