Somers Cove Light

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Somers Cove Light
Somers Cove Light 1.PNG
1915 photograph of Somers Cove Light, Maryland (USCG)
Location at the mouth of the Little Annemessex River, SW of Crisfield, Maryland
Coordinates 37°57′59″N 75°52′39″W / 37.9665°N 75.8775°W / 37.9665; -75.8775Coordinates: 37°57′59″N 75°52′39″W / 37.9665°N 75.8775°W / 37.9665; -75.8775
Year first lit 1867
Deactivated 1932
Foundation screw-pile
Construction cast-iron/wood
Tower shape square house
Original lens sixth-order Fresnel lens

The Somers Cove Light was a screw-pile lighthouse located near Crisfield, Maryland. Dismantled early, its remains are a landmark to watermen in the area.


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.


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