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Life on the Choptank River Lighthouse
November 2 @ 11:00 am
In a discussion sponsored by the Cambridge Lighthouse Foundation, Jack Messick will share memories of day-to-day life during times gone by on a screwpile lighthouse standing out in the middle of the Choptank R iver. The talk on Nov. 2 is titled, “Life on the Choptank River Light house with Jack Messick.”
Messick’s father, Harold, was the la st live-aboard keeper of the original Choptank River Lighthouse, whic h stood near the mouth of the Tred Avon River up until the 1960s. In his younger years, Jack Messick spent countless hours living out on that lighthouse, as he would live aboard for two weeks at a stretc h while helping his father tackle all manner of tasks, from clean ing the Fresnel lens to testing the fog bell and shining brass do or handles.