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I know this old light well. You see, I live on a tributary of the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. I used to have a boat and would often wander the waters in this region. In the bay, at the mouth of the Patapsco River, was this light.

The lighthouse was built in 1856, marking a shoal called Seven Foot Knoll. Utilizing an innovative design, called screw piles, which were screwed into the bottom, the need for a masonry foundation was eliminated. This light served until 1988 when it was removed and relocated to this spot in the Baltimore Inner Harbor as part of the Baltimore Maritime Museum.

Though I don't own a boat anymore, I miss seeing this light out on the bay. I can say for myself, it certainly was an aid, when on foggy days I used it to mark my location when transiting the bay.

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