Fog Point Light
|Location||Northwest tip of Smith Island, Maryland|
|Year first lit||1827|
|Tower shape||House with lantern on roof|
|Original lens||fifth-order Fresnel lens|
This light was constructed in 1827 by John Donahoo to mark the entrance to the Kedges Strait north of Smith Island. Originally equipped with 10 Argand lamps and reflectors, it received a fifth-order Fresnel lens in 1855.
This light's isolated location on swampy ground was cause for concern, and in 1872 a Lighthouse Board report noted it as having little value. In 1875 it was supplanted by the Solomons Lump Light, which stood in the strait to the northeast. The old light was abandoned, and no trace of it remains.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maryland". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Fog Point 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. 166.