Hooper Strait Lighthouse | Maryland Photo Spot

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Hooper Strait Lighthouse-Photo by Mike Boswell

Situated within the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, the Hooper Strait Lighthouse is a historic screw-pile lighthouse that was originally built in 1879 to guide boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait. It’s one of the few remaining examples of its type in the Chesapeake Bay area. The lighthouse was moved to its current location to avoid demolition and today, it stands as an iconic symbol of the Bay’s rich nautical history. Its distinctive cottage-style structure, painted white with red roofs, stands out against the blue backdrop of the bay and the sky, providing a captivating subject for photographers. The surrounding waterscape and skies offer ever-changing conditions for various moods and compositions. Additionally, the opportunity to photograph the interior of the lighthouse adds to the location’s appeal, providing a glimpse into the life of a 19th-century lighthouse keeper.

(St. Michaels, Maryland, USA)