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Thomas Point Lighthouse

Thomas Point Lighthouse

Built in 1875, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse is the only screw-pile lighthouse on the Bay still in its original location and is a National Historic Landmark. It stands one and a half miles offshore at the mouth of the South River and is easily one of the most recognizable landmarks on the Chesapeake Bay. This distinctive lighthouse marks a shoal that comes off of Thomas Point where the depth can go from 40' to 5' in a matter of yards. Getting there takes about an hour or so, making it a great destination for a twilight sail.