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Home > Visit a Gateway > Lightship Chesapeake & Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse
Lightship Chesapeake & Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse - Baltimore, MD
Activities:

Admission to the Baltimore Maritime Museum includes touring the WWII Submarine USS Torsk, USCGC Taney, the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse and the Lightship #116 “Chesapeake”. The Museum offers guided and self-guided tours to school groups. Sleepover programs are also available.

Boat Access Educational Programs Tours / Walking Tours
Facilities: A gift shop is located in the Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse.
Accessibility: The Lightship, Lighthouse, Taney and Torsk are not wheelchair accessible.
Lighthouses:

Seven Foot Knoll Lighthouse - A 40-foot, round, barn-red screwpile light with a 4th order Fresnel lens that once beamed across the Patapsco River. Decommissioned in 1948; moved to Baltimore Inner Harbor in 1987, today serves as a museum. Fog bell. Operated by Baltimore Maritime Museum. (Learn More)

Lightship No. 116 Chesapeake Lighthouse - Built in 1930 in Charleston, SC, this 133 foot ship marked the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay, several miles off-shore, from 1933 until 1965, except for a three year duty as harbor patrol in New England during WWII. When replaced by a platform light in 1965, the ship was moved to Delaware Bay for six years and then decommissioned in 1971. Today the ship is owned by the National Park Service and is under loan to the City of Baltimore where it is operated as a museum vessel by the Baltimore Maritime Museum. Designated a National Historic Landmark. (Learn More)


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