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Hoopers Strait Lighthouse, St. Michaels, Maryland, circa 1971-1983

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Summary:Hoopers Strait Lighthouse, St. Michaels, Maryland, circa 1971-1983. Caption reads: "Pictured is Hoopers Strait Lighthouse, which is among the last of the many cottage type 'screwpile' lighthouses. These were once a common sight on the Chesapeake Bay. First lighted in 1879, it was manned by a crew of two men. It originally stood about one-half mile from shore at Hoopers Straight. The iron pilings were not driven but screwed into the bay bottom, thus its name 'screwpile lighthouse.' Now on exhibit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum." Message reads: "Dear J. & J., We were sorry to hear that you would not be coming to Wash. this spring. Kathy Foster spent Memorial Day weekend in our guest room at Paupae - we liked her very much. She was an easy person to have visit us. Love Herb & Edie." Postmark date: June 9, 1983; Postcard number: 213-78; Message included.
Provider:HPS Inc.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Delaware
Place of origin – Settlement:Dover
Temporal subject: 1971-1980
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Geographical subject – Settlement:Saint Michaels
Topical subjects:Lighthouses
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Galleries & museums
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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