Scenic USA - Maryland
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national parks found throughout the United States. Each photo feature is coupled with a brief explanation.
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Thomas Point Lighthouse
|Photo by Jack Ryan
Thomas Point Lighthouse, built of a typical Chesapeake Bay screwpile design, marked the submerged tip of a dangerous shoal south of Annapolis, Maryland. Two previous light-stations, totally land-based, were quickly moved to escape the relentless beach erosion at Thomas Point. During a span of 75 years, the seven acre nav-aid plot was reduced to two acres. The obvious solution was this well built octagonal lighthouse.
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