Historical Photos

National Archives Photograph 26-LG-25-54; photo by Major Jared Smith, 18 August 1885.

The images in this section were obtained from the U.S. Coast Guard Historians Office website. Click here to see the images.

The images in this section were taken by David Harp, a famed and prize-winning photographer of the Chesapeake Bay area. The photographs were taken in the spring of 1986, just prior to the lighthouse being automated and unmanned. Included in the collection are photographs of the last Fresnel lens before it was removed and the last U.S.C.G. lighthouse keeper stationed at the lighthouse, Petty Officer Remaly. Click here to see the images.

The images in this section show Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse during some severe winters, especially the icy winter of 1976-77. Click here to see the images.