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Sharps Island Lighthouse by Monnie Ryan

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The Sharps Island Lighthouse, located on the Eastern shores of Maryland in the Chesapeake Bay, has a very distinct look. Not only is the 37-foot tower a cast iron caisson, it lists — tipped over about 15 degrees when large ice flows pushed up against the tower during a harsh winter in 1976-1977. This tower, the third light at the site, was built in 1881. The light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 22, 1982.

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lighthouse, maryland, chesapeake bay, sharps island light

I’m a semi-retired newspaper editor/writer who loves photography, especially flower macros, lighthouses, old mills and covered bridges.

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  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 4 years ago

    OMG, I thought it was the tower in Pisa at first glance. This is a truly great shot.

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanover 4 years ago

    LOL! Does look a bit like it, doesn’t it? Thank you, Dot! It’s not the prettiest of lighthouses, but it’s always been one of my favorites.

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Excellent capture !!! ☺♥

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you, Evita!

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful work !!! Congratulations !!!

  • Matt Jones
    Matt Jonesalmost 4 years ago

    Congratulations on the feature.

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanalmost 4 years ago

    Thanks so much, Matt!

  • oldsalty
    oldsaltyalmost 4 years ago

    What a wonderfull capture!!

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurralmost 4 years ago

    Super image Monnie.

  • Dave Godden
    Dave Goddenalmost 4 years ago

    What an excellent structure :-)

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