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Posted on: June 8, 2017

RENT THE HISTORIC COVE POINT LIGHTHOUSE

Cove Point for the website

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road

Solomons, MD 20688

Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62

ciminita@co.cal.md.us

CMM-PR-17-40

June 7, 2017

For Immediate Release

RENT THE HISTORIC COVE POINT LIGHTHOUSE

Did you know that the Cove Point Lighthouse, located in Lusby, Maryland can be used as a vacation rental? Visitors may rent the entire site for three, four, or seven nights and accommodate up to 16 people; or rent just one side of the duplex and sleep up to eight people. For more information and to book your stay, visit http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/218/Cove-Point-Lighthouse-Rental, call 410-326-2042, ext. 17, or email purdyma@co.cal.md.us.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and cared for by the Calvert Marine Museum, the Cove Point Lighthouse has been lovingly restored and repurposed so that it can now be enjoyed by everyone. The active lighthouse and keeper’s home sit on a seven-acre point of land in one of the narrowest points of the Chesapeake Bay. It was established in 1828, making it the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in Maryland and the fifth oldest existing lighthouse on the Chesapeake Bay.

The site is an idyllic place to slow down and enjoy uninterrupted time with family and friends. Since this mixed-use lighthouse property is still a fully functioning site, in addition to being a vacation rental, it continues to welcome the public for tours of the grounds from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays, May through September and daily June, July, and August.

The light-keeper’s house was originally built in 1828, but enlarged in 1925 to make it a duplex for two keepers and their families. Now 2 ½ stories, the keeper’s duplex has been fully renovated. It has a total of six bedrooms, four full bathrooms, two half bathrooms, two washers and dryers, Wi-Fi, brand new custom kitchens, central heat and air, a screened porch, and all the modern comforts and conveniences of home. Many of the home’s original features have been retained and restored, including hard pine floors, cast iron heaters, deep window sills, original doors, moldings, and eyebrow windows. The interior is decorated with a mix of old and new and includes original artwork, pieces from the museum archives, locally built furniture, as well as one-of-a-kind kitchen tables made from the reclaimed wood of the dismantled Cedar Point Lighthouse and a local general store. The kitchen cabinets were handcrafted locally and the new tile captures the character of a 1925 home. Adding interest to the site, portions of the drywall have been removed to expose some of the features of the original 1½ story home, which were covered when it was enlarged in 1925.

Four acres of the grounds are fenced with a private entrance and direct access to the beach. In addition to the 40-foot high brick light tower dating back to 1828, other buildings on the site include the 1901 fog bell building, a small cottage built in 1950 which is used as a visitor center, and a brick building housing the Coast Guard’s radio transmitter and emergency diesel generator, also dating from 1950.

If you are interested in reserving a three, four, or seven day stay at the Cove Point Lighthouse, email purdyma@co.cal.md.us or call 410-326-2042 ext. 17.

Photos attached – CPLH Keepers House, CPLH Living Room by Ken Hartman, and CPLH Kitchen by Ken Hartman

 

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The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

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