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.

Sharps Island Lighthouse

Photo Credit: Morgan Jones

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

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