TURKEY POINT

Year Established:
1832
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1879
Download:
File Type:
jpeg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2007
Photo Credit:
Nancy Hirschhorn
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
ELK RIVER ENTRANCE/CHESAPEAKE BAY
Latitude:
39° 27'
Longitude:
76° 0.3'
City / Town:
NORTH EAST
U.S. State:
Maryland
Location County:
CECIL
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. TURKEY POINT
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
2000-2002
Year Tower Established:
1833
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
TIMBER/STONE CRIB
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
65 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?:
No
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1833
Keeper's Quarters Style:
MODIFIED 1889
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
BRICK/WOOD
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE; DISMANTLED: GARAGE, 2 STORAGE BUILDINGS

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
250 MM, SOLAR POWERED
Original Optic Type:
Reflectors later FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1855
Private Aid:
Yes
USCG Access to Optics:
No

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