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Point No Point Light

3 miles north of the Potomac River, MD, cir. 1905
Point No Point Light Point No Point was constructed to "fill in" a 30 mile stretch of the Bay south of Cove Point where no other lights existed. After numerous construction mishaps, this octagonal lighthouse was commissioned in 1905. It is located about 6 miles north of the mouth of the Potomac River (and Point Lookout Light). In 1938 it was fully automated and it has been unmanned since 1962.


Location: 38.128N 76.29W
Date Built: Commissioned 1905
Type of Structure: Caisson with octagonal brick dwelling / tower
Height: 52 feet above mean high water
Characteristics: Flashing white
Foghorn: Yes
Builder: Toomey Brothers
Appropriation: $85,000
Range: 9 miles
Status: Standing and Active
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