Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay

Legacy of Light: Last-of-a-kind lighthouse shines over Chesapeake Bay
Thomas Point Lighthouse, the last active screw-pile lighthouse, sits on its original foundation on the Chesapeake Bay, May 20, 2019.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Walter T. Ham IV) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Thomas Point Shoal Light is the last screw-pile lighthouse on its original foundation in the United States and the last lighthouse that Coast Guardsmen served in on the Chesapeake Bay. Until 1986, U.S....

Coast Guard retrieves aground barge near Walsey Creek in Queenstown, Md.

BALTIMORE — The Coast Guard retrieved the aground barge Friday afternoon, that broke free from a Coast Guard cutter during a storm Wednesday. The crew aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Sledge, a construction tender homeported in Baltimore, retrieved the barge and is towing it to the Coast Guard Yard to be inspected and put back into service. A crew from the Coast Guard Cutter William Tate and a crew...

Coast Guard maintains historic lighthouse in Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE – The Coast Guard serviced the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in the Chesapeake Bay near Annapolis, Md., Monday. Due to a low-voltage alarm, Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team Baltimore dispatched a crew to the lighthouse to diagnose the problem. A 41-foot Utility boatcrew from Coast Guard Station Annapolis transported the aids to navigation technicians to the lighthouse. Upon arrival,...