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Home > About the Chesapeake > Exploring the Bay > Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses > Lighthouses Today > Thomas Point Shoals
Thomas Point Shoals
Year Built:1875
Description:Thomas Point ShoalsScrewpile located about one mile offshore four miles south of Annapolis, at the mouth of the South River. Two previous stone towers served as onshore lights at this location. Current structure built in 1875. Automated in 1986; still operational. Electric fog horn. Owned and maintained by USCG (Coast Guard Activities Baltimore). A National Historic Landmark.
Type of Structure:Screwpile with hexagonal one and one-half story white wood keeper’s cottage with dormers and a red roof; tower is 25 feet high.
Purpose:Marks the shoal extending from the north side of South River
Interesting Facts:The last Chesapeake screwpile light on its original site and the last to be automated.
Photo(s):Thomas Point Shoals
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