Thomas Point Shoal Transfer Ceremony


Rear Admiral Sally Brice-O’Hara, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard 5th District; Barbara Shelton, Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator, General Services Administration; and the Honorable Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior.
Secretary Norton addresses the gathering.
RADM Brice-O’Hara at the podium.
Wayne Wheeler, President of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.
Mr. Wheeler presents the U.S. Lighthouse Society’s President’s Award to Henry Gonzalez, President of the society’s Chesapeake Chapter, along with a check for $10,000 for preservation of the lighthouse.
Buck Buchanan, Chairman of the Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Secretary Norton signs the transfer document with Buck Buchanan, Barbara Shelton, RADM Brice-O’Hara, and Annapolis Mayor Ellen Moyer looking on.
Secretary Norton congratulates Wayne Wheeler.
From left to right: CAPT Curt Springer, Commander Activities Baltimore, U.S. Coast Guard; Congressman Ben Cardin, 3rd District MD; RADM Brice-O’Hara; Ginger Ellis, Anne Arundel County, Environmental & Cultural Resources; Chief of Staff, IWIF; Secretary Norton; Mr. Wheeler, U.S. Lighthouse Society; and Mr. Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society.
In front of Thomas Point Shoal lighthouse: (l-r) Buck Buchanan, Annapolis Maritime Museum; Mr. John Hughes, husband of Secretary Norton; Secretary Norton; RADM Brice-O’Hara; Mr. Wheeler.
George Layfield, Chief of Staff of the Injured Worker’s Insurance Fund (IWIF) presents a check for $10,000 to Henry Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society, and Buck Buchanan, Annapolis Maritime Museum. IWIF is the first corporate sponsor for the lighthouse partnership.
Mr. Jerry Siatkowski, President of the Beacons of the Bay lighthouse collectible club presents a donation check for $1,000 to Mayor Moyer; Secretary Norton; Anne Puppa, Vice President for Preservation, Chesapeake Chapter; Wayne Wheeler, U.S. Lighthouse Society; and Henry Gonzalez, U.S. Lighthouse Society.
Sandy Clunies, Chesapeake Chapter Historian, stands by the list of descendants of Keeper Suit that she researched and which led to her contacting the Martak brothers