Cedar Point Lighthouse

Cedar Point Lighthouse (HM16FM)

Location: Lexington Park, MD 20653 St Mary's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 16.564', W 76° 27.776'

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Chronology

The Cedar Point Lighthouse marked the southern point of the confluence of the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River during the years from its completion in 1896 until it was abandoned by the Coast Guard in 1928. This cupola stood 50 feet in elevation, atop the three story brick and frame lighthouse. The Navy purchased the building in 1958, but with no maintenance funds available the structure deteriorated rapidly.
Following severe damage by Hurricane David in 1979, the Friends of the Cedar Point Lighthouse initiated an effort to preserve the cupola.
In December 1981, the cupola was removed and brought ashore.
In June 1983, the cupola was erected at the sight of the old museum. The cupolas was dedicated on 24 May 1985. In 2001 the cupola was put into temporary storage. The cupola was returned to the museum's custody on 10 August 2005.

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Circa 1896 * Cedar Point Lighthouse Cupola

Removed from the abandoned
Cedar Point Lighthouse and
placed here at the Naval Air
Test and Evaluation Museum
to preserve a significant
historical landmark of
St. Mary's County with other
memorabilia from the Center.
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HM NumberHM16FM
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Placed ByU.S. Navy
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 12:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372038 N 4237457
Decimal Degrees38.27606667, -76.46293333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 16.564', W 76° 27.776'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 16' 33.84" N, 76° 27' 46.56" W
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Area Code(s)240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 510 W Patrol Rd, Lexington Park MD 20653, US
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