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Baltimore Lighthouse,
Gibson Island, MD
*Dates of operation~~ 1908-present
*Building Material~~ Brick on steel caisson
*Tower~~ 38 feet
*Elevation~~ On 15 foot tall caisson at sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ black lantern on red caisson
*Light Pattern~~ flashing white light at 2.5 second intervals with a red sector from 82 to
150 degrees
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to structure)
*Automated~~ 1964
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 300mm, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ BHL, LLC of Annapolis, MD
*Waterway Location~~ South entrance to Craighill Channel from Chesapeake Bay
*Significant Feature~~ Caisson actually extends 82 feet below the surface of the water. In
1964, with the addition of a small nuclear reactor, Baltimore Lighthouse became the first
nuclear powered lighthouse in the world. The reactor was just a test and was removed
one year later.  

          LINKS
Official Lighthouse Website
http://baltimorelight.org/

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=423

Light Station's National Register of Historic Places Nomination
http://www.uscg.mil/history/weblighthouses/baltimore_nrhp.asp
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