Somers Cove Light
1915 photograph of Somers Cove Light, Maryland (USCG)
|Location||at the mouth of the Little Annemessex River, SW of Crisfield, Maryland|
|Year first lit||1867|
|Tower shape||square house|
|Original lens||sixth-order Fresnel lens|
Little is known about this minor light, other than that it was constructed in 1867 to at the cost of $10,000. Unlike many other screw-pile lighthouses it was apparently never threatened by ice, and thus passed a quiet life until it was dismantled in 1932, replaced by a skeleton tower. The ferry to Tangier Island passes its remains.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maryland". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Somers Cove Light, from the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society
- de Gast, Robert (1973). The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 167.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of the United States: Maryland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.