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Some pictures from Sandy Point State Park near Annapolis, all by Jessa.
Yours truly, fishing from a jetty on the east beach, with Sandy Point Shoal Light in the background.
A better view of the lighthouse, with Sandy Point's signature orange sand.
Sandy Point Shoal Light was built in 1883, electrified in 1929, automated in 1963, and finally discontinued as an active lighthouse in 2019. It stands in water less than ten feet deep—the "shoal" of the name, which attracts both fishing boats and fishing birds. Now privately owned, the lighthouse is currently covered in scaffolding and appears to be undergoing needed renovations.
Three marvels of engineering:
Up the Bay, the Baltimore Harbor Light. Standing at the mouth of the Magothy River, it has been active since 1908 (making it the newest lighthouse on the Chesapeake) and closely resembles the Sandy Point Shoal Light.
Another look at Sandy Point Shoal Light, and some spectacular Chesapeake Bay clouds.
Just down the Bay, the Bay Bridge. (Hey, I think that's me fishing again.)
Fishing fashion, appropriate to the location: Baltimore Bayhawks cap, sun shirt with rockfish graphics, and Old Bay board shorts.