Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse

Learn About the History

Learn about the history

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was built in 1875 and is still an active Beacon of Navigation. The lighthouse is one of twelve Maritime National Historic Landmarks after earning that designation in 1999. 

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Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Fundraiser

A successful fundraiser for Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse was held on September 23, 2022. Almost 200
people boarded the Catherine Marie, a 200’ Watermark vessel. The fundraiser was conceived in late
spring 2022 to provide funding for additional preservation activities. Incredibly, the cruise was sold out
in just 4 days.


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Thomas Point Lighthouse Book'Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon' by David Gendell was published in 2020. A portion of proceeds are donated for lighthouse restoration.