Turkey Point Light House
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This was the wildest storm I have ever seen. It came in so fast and as you can see, it was a streak of nasty clouds shooting across the horizon.
Notice the long funnel looking cloud behind the lighthouse…
This old lighthouse was built in 1832 and was last manned by a keeper in 1948. Four women keepers worked this lighthouse over a century of time. This old land mark is still standing tall over looking the Elk River and the Chesapeake Bay as they come together.
Taken with a Nikon D90 and a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED Lens.
HDR, handheld, 1 exposure, photomatix using photo 3 times tweaked in aperture.
National Register Status: Listed in December 2002
Name of Listing: Turkey Point Light Station (LIGHT STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MPS)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 2002
Existing Historic Tower Facts:
Location: Located at the southern end of Elk Neck State Park (east of North East, Md USA), on a high bluff overlooking the head of Chesapeake Bay.
Travel Instructions: From Interstate 95 (Maryland), take Exit 100 and travel south on Highway 272. After 2.4 miles you will cross Highway 7. Continue on Highway 272 for 11 more miles (Highway 272 will become Turkey Point Road) and enter Elk Neck State Park. At the end of the road, park and follow the trail for about a mile to the lighthouse.