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Posted on: August 17, 2017

MARYLAND LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE CELEBRATES 11th ANNIVERSARY

Drum Point Lighthouse for 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-17-48

August 17, 2017

For Immediate Release~ Also include in community calendars

 

MARYLAND LIGHTHOUSE CHALLENGE CELEBRATES 11th ANNIVERSARY

Drum Point and Cove Point Lighthouses are among the ten participants!

 

Lighthouse lovers are invited to take the challenge and visit ten lighthouses in two days! Plans are underway for the 11th Annual Maryland Lighthouse Challenge on September 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Visit www.cheslights.org for directions and complete details. The Drum Point Lighthouse will close at 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 16, however participants can still see the lighthouse and receive their stamp.

Visit Maryland’s historic lighthouses at some of the most beautiful spots in the state and see Concord Point, Seven Foot Knoll, Lightship Chesapeake, Hooper Strait, Choptank River Replica, Drum Point, Cove Point, Piney Point, Point Lookout and Fort Washington Lighthouses.

This driving tour includes seeing two of these jewels in Calvert County. Upon arriving at the Drum Point Lighthouse, visit the Museum Store with lots of new lighthouse items including a custom box of notecards, pins, patches, and ornaments. Hop on a shuttle bus from the Calvert Marine Museum to the Cove Point Lighthouse, located just 5 miles north - 3500 Lighthouse Boulevard. Parking is limited at Cove Point and available for handicapped guests only. On both days, buses begin running at 8 a.m. with the last one departing at 5:30 p.m.

Challengers receive a complimentary souvenir at each location. Visit all ten lighthouses and proclaim “you’ve seen the lights!” and receive a “special” souvenir.

For more information about the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, contact Karen Rosage at 410-437-0741 or email challenge@cheslights.org.

Photos attached: Drum Point Lighthouse and Cove Point Lighthouse

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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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