Saturday, February 15, 2014

Doomsday and Sharps Island Light second alert

Although this light is no longer an active aid to navigation as defined by the USCG it still serves as a navigational landmark for mariners working in the Chesapeake Bay.
Unconfirmed sources have indicated that Sharps Island light may have suffered some setbacks from the winter weather and the ice formations that have battered it in the last month. Some have stated that its lean may have increased by about 2 or 3 degrees more to the Northwest. I suggest that if you want to see the light upright you might want to schedule it this season. I am not looking forward to the day that we try to take a bearing on this structure and find that it has fallen into the Bay.
Capt. Mike

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