Photo of the Week: Remnant of the Past

Photo of the Week: Remnant of the Past

A photo of an abandoned lighhouse rusting in the water.

Beautiful late-August afternoon sunlight catches Sharps Island Lighthouse.

As a young girl, I could see the Sharps Island light every evening from the window of our small cottage on Plum Point Beach. Eventually, the light stopped shining and the lighthouse became just a cast iron pillar on the horizon. In the following years, we would visit Sharps Island Lighthouse by boat to see it up close. Staring at the lighthouse was like getting a glimpse of the past; I always liked to picture an island around it, trying to imagine what this site might have looked like so many years ago.

—Morgan Jones

Ensure that Morgan Jones and future generations continue to enjoy extraordinary sights and places like these along the Chesapeake. Support the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint—the plan to Save the Bay and its waters!

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