The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon at Annapolis

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Thursday January 7

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • The history of Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (TPSL) including the rise of the port of Baltimore, the early lighthouses on the peninsula, and the construction of the screwpile on the shoal.
  • A look at noteworthy TPSL keepers and an overview of the current state of the lighthouse.

Presenter: David Gendell | Author, Sailor, and Co-founder of SpinSheet and PropTalk Magazines

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Mallory Mlynarek at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: David Gendell is a lifelong Annapolis sailor. He is the co-founder of SpinSheet Magazine and PropTalk Magazine. In 2004, he was the emcee of the transfer ceremony that shifted ownership of the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse from the federal government to the City of Annapolis and its partners. His book, Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse (The History Press, July 2020) is the first book specifically devoted to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. A portion of the proceeds from the book are donated to lighthouse preservation efforts.