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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What's New

Preservation Updates!

Preventative maintenance painting was completed in October for the steel structure. We also painted
the roof system with donated material from Acrymax and removed plywood under the cottage. Thomas
Point Shoal Lighthouse is indeed looking spiffy now. Replacement of one final tie rod that was not done
in 2020 and replacement of 18 rotten lateral beams is complete. The sleeves installed to eradicate ships worm infestation were replaced with a sturdier fiberglass cover at no additional cost to TPSL.

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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.