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Concord Point Lighthouse
Based on 35 traveler reviews
Nov 26, 2014 by: Sharon M from Abingdon, Maryland
This thirty foot tall lighthouse looks out over the Susquehanna River. It was constructed in 1827 and later restored to its 1884 version. It is white, made of Port Deposit granite. It has a 5th order Fresnel lens. There are 27 solid granite steps arranged in a tight spiral staircase inside. It is only April through October that it is open to the public. There is a gift shop located directly across the street.
The Small White Lighthouse
Oct 16, 2014 by: romakoc from Leola, Pennsylvania
Located on Concord Point it still guides water traffic. The location is where the Susquehanna River enters the Chesapeake Bay. We could not get inside because we were there on a weekday.The setting is very picturesque and is at the one end of the Promenade.
Smallest but cute
Oct 09, 2014 by: celested1016 from Poulsbo, Washington
I took several pictures of the lighthouse. I couldn't get over how small it was and wondered how useful it might have been to see out into the bay. It is cute, though
Oldest continuously operational lighthouse in the St of Md
Oct 05, 2014 by: travelexplorer27 from Salisbury
Built in 1827, Concord Point is the oldest continuously operational lighthouse in the state of Md. It affords a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay. This is Havre de Grace's best known landmark. The Keeper's House Museum is located across the street.
SECOND OLDEST LIGHTHOUSE IN MARYLAND
Sep 21, 2014 by: Maurene_K from Dover, New Hampshire
This city-owned lighthouse is in a picturesque setting at one end of a bayside park with commanding views of the mouth of the mighty Susquehanna River and the Upper Chesapeake Bay. Its purpose was to warn of strong currents and shoals. It’s the second oldest lighthouse in Maryland. The boatwright at the nearby Havre de Grace Maritime Museum told me that outside the channels, most of the Upper Chesapeake Bay around Havre de Grace is about chest deep. On him, that would be about 5 feet deep. LIGHTHOUSE STATS: Built: 1827 Marks: Mouth of Susquehanna River & Upper Chesapeake Bay Height: 36 feet Last Active Optic: 5th order Fresnel lens (1891) Automated: 1920 Decommissioned: 1975 At the time of our visit on a Friday, the lighthouse was not open for visits. Two workers were painting the exterior and working on the interior. I leaned that that the tongue-and-groove mahogany door and lock are original, dating back to 1827. I got a glimpse of some of the 27 granite steps that lead up to an 8-rung iron ladder to lantern room. The granite came by barge from nearby Port Deposit. I learned that, soon after the lighthouse was decommissioned in 1975, the 5th order Fresnel lens mysteriously disappeared and was believed to have been stolen. It is also believed that the present 5th order Fresnel lens on loan from the Coast Guard and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is actually the original Fresnel lens that disappeared in 1975. The lighthouse is open from April to October on Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00 PM weather permitting. Admission is free, but donations are requested. The keeper’s house across the street was also closed. It was undergoing extensive exterior restoration and roofing. That house holds a gift shop and exhibits. We spent about an hour photographing the lighthouse, watching the workers, walking in the park, and looking at the historic marker and info boards. The entire public park is wheelchair accessible on finished walkways. There are also park benches to rest on for those with limited walking capabilities. Then, we went to the adjacent Havre de Grace Maritime Museum, a small but well-done museum. If you found this review helpful, kindly click YES below
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