Maryland Point Light
1952 photograph of Maryland Point Light (USCG)
|Location||off Maryland Point in the Potomac River, East of Fairview Beach, Virginia|
|Year first lit||1892|
|Tower shape||hexagonal house|
|Original lens||fourth-order Fresnel lens|
A light was first proposed for the shoal at Maryland Point in 1887, but an appropriation was not made until 1890. The original proposal was to construct a caisson light, but tests of the bottom convinced the engineers that a screw-pile structure could be made to work. The house was assembled at the Lazaretto Depot in the fall of 1892, and the light was first exhibited in December of that year.
The light was automated in 1954 and dismantled in 1963.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maryland". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Maryland 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. 157.