CONCORD POINT (HAVRE de GRACE)

Year Established:
1827
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1879
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Credit:
Ralph Eshelman
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
SUSQUEHANNA RIVER/CHESAPEAKE BAY
Latitude:
39° 32.54'
Longitude:
76° 05.51'
City / Town:
HAVRE DE GRACE
U.S. State:
Maryland
Location County:
HARFORD
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. CONCORD POINT (HAVRE de GRACE)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1975
Year Tower Established:
1827
Tower Construction Material:
GRANITE BLOCKS
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
40 feet above water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
30
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1827
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
STONE/BRICK

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
NINE LAMPS W/16" REFLECTORS
Year Original Lens Installed:
1855
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1920
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

DECOMMISSIONED IN 1975, RESTORED IN 1981.

1983, FIFTH ORDER FRESNEL PLACED IN LIGHTHOUSE

Concord Point Light Station -

Historic Significance: High.  The second oldest standing tower

in Maryland.  Pooles Island, the oldest standing tower, is in ruins, and open to the elements.  The Concord Point keeper’s quarters, built in 1827, is the oldest extant example in Maryland.

Historic Integrity: Moderate: The 1827 tower and keeper’s quarters have a moderate degree of original fabric. 

 


Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017