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Bloody Point Lighthouse

Bloody Point Lighthouse

Legend has it that Bloody Point Bar Lighthouse is aptly named for reasons other than its red hue (it was originally white). A group of unsuspecting Native Americans were supposedly killed at this location by English colonists, a French pirate might have been hung here, and two crewmen nearly succumbed to a huge electrical fire in 1960 that severely damaged the structure. Since 1882 this Annapolis-area lighthouse has been warning ships away from its shoals, nowadays aided by solar panels and an updated beacon. One of its more recent owners even wanted to turn it into a brewery. Sailing to this legendary lighthouse is an excellent photo op and a chance to recall some colorful Chesapeake Bay history.