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Lower Cedar Point Light

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Year first lit  1867
Foundation  screw-pile
Tower shape  square house
Materials  Cast iron, Wood
Deactivated  1951
Construction  cast-iron/wood
Opened  1896
Lower Cedar Point Light
Location  in the center of the Potomac River 1.5 mi south of the Harry W. Nice (US 301) Bridge
Similar  Upper Cedar Point Light, Cedar Point Light, Maryland Point Light, Cobb Point Bar Light, Hawkins Point Light

The Lower Cedar Point Light was a historic lighthouse in the Potomac River near its eponymous point, south of the present U.S. Route 301 bridge. It has been replaced by a skeleton tower.

History

Lightships were stationed at this location beginning in 1825. During the Civil War the lightship was burned by Confederate forces in 1861.

A screw-pile lighthouse was constructed on the spot in 1867. This light burned on Christmas Day in 1893 and was rebuilt in 1896. In 1951 the house was removed and a skeleton tower erected on the old foundation.

References

Lower Cedar Point Light Wikipedia


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