2013 Project 365

Project 365/138 – Baltimore Lighthouse

Baltimore Light Magothy River Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

Baltimore Light
Magothy River
Chesapeake Bay, Maryland

Lighting the way for all that travel through the Chesapeake Bay towards Baltimore stand the Baltimore Harbor Light house. Built in 1908, the lighthouse sits at the mouth of the Magothy River. The last lighthouse to be built on the Chesapeake Bay, at the time of building, it was world’s tallest caisson style light.

In 1964, the Baltimore Harbor Light became the only lighthouse in the United States that relied on nuclear energy for power. But that was short-lived and the lighthouse is now functional on solar power.

Sold to a private party at auction in June, 2006 for the sum of $260,000. Can you imagine? This could be your home, and the daily commute would be done by boat.


25 replies »

  1. oh wow, that lighthouse looks gorgeous. it’s such a pity we don’t have any of them here in vienna šŸ˜‰ i really like lighthouses!

  2. Hi Emily

    I love lighthouses too! All those beacons of hope leading the sailors home! I see one flashing every night from my window. Lovely photographs and commentary as ever.

    Corinne xx

    • The bizarre thing is that the U.S. auctioned off all of the lighthouses that year. They still have rights to use the lighthouse for lighting the waterways. I could truly enjoy this as a getaway place.

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