Baltic 2017

Articles From The Keeper's Log Available

Read a variety of articles that have be digitized from The Keeper's Log magazine and now available online!

Thomas Point Shoal Historical Photos in Winter

The first five photographs were taken during the winter of 1976-77 by U.S. Coast Guard lighthouse keeper Thomas E. Albert. This was the last winter of significant ice accumulation in the Chesapeake Bay and at this time is the only modern photographs that we have of ice at the lighthouse. Our thanks to Keeper Albert for sharing them:

Thomas Point Shoal Historic Photos by David Harp

The images in this section were taken by David Harp, a famed and prize-winning photographer of the Chesapeake Bay area. The photographs were taken in the spring of 1986, just prior to the lighthouse being automated and unmanned. Included in the collection are photographs of the last Fresnel lens before it was removed and the last U.S.C.G. lighthouse keeper stationed at the lighthouse, Petty Officer Remaly.

Thomas Point Shoal Historic Photos - USCG

The images in this section were obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard Historian’s Office website.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse New Siding & Bathroom

Siding Replacement and Bathroom, August 2006

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse New Cabinets

June 2006
This is the first of several cabinets being fabricated by volunteer Al Pearson to both protect and display the USCG operational equipment. This work is covered in part by a grant from the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Lead Paint Abatement

These photos were taken in April 2006 by a group of trained volunteers and supervisors which stabilized all of the lead paint that was loose in all four rooms of the main floor. It may not be very noticeable in the photographs of the “finished” product, but for comparison look at the April 2004 inspection report photos!

Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse Inspection

The following photographs were taken during an inspection and assessment visit of the lighthouse on April 29-30, 2004.

All photographs by Henry Gonzalez unless noted.

Thomas Point Shoal Transfer Ceremony