Archives for November 13, 2011

In Baltimore: Let There Be Light

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is Baltimore’s historic Seven Foot Knoll, the oldest surviving screwpile lighthouse in the United States, and the only one of this type.A screw-pile lighthouse is one which stands on piles that are screwed into sandy or muddy sea or river bottoms.  The Seven Foot Knoll lighthouse was built in1856, and has been inactive since 1987.  It consists of a round, dark red single-story keeper’s cottage crowned by a black cylindrical lantern and gallery.  The architectural lan … [Read more...]

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