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Home > About the Chesapeake > Exploring the Bay > Chesapeake Bay Lighthouses > Lighthouses Today > Craighill Channel Rear Lower Range
Craighill Channel Rear Lower Range
Year Built:1873
Description:Craighill Channel Rear Lower RangeSouth of entrance to Back River. Automated 1964 and still operational. Owned and maintained by USCG (Coast Guard Activities Baltimore). Eligible for listing on National Register of Historic Places.
Type of Structure:pyramid-shaped skeleton tower 105 feet tall supported by nine stone piers. Lower tower is white, the upper portion weathered red, capped by a gray lantern housing.
Purpose:Marks navigation channel from Bay to Brewerton channel when lights of front and rear range towers line up.
Interesting Facts:At one time, keepers lived in a lovely Victorian dwelling (now gone) at the base of the rear range.
Photo(s):Craighill Channel Rear Lower Range
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