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Welcome to Craighill Channel Range Lights

ImageThis site is part of a project to support the Craighill Channel Lower Range Front lighthouse and promote the histories and preservation of the other Craighill Range lights by Historical Place Preservation, Inc. (HPP), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (EIN 14 - 1885135). After a three year application process with the federal government under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA) of 2000, the organization successfully acquired stewardship of the Craighill Channel Lower Range Front Beacon (the caisson off North Point). None of the other lighthouses in the Upper or Lower range have become available under the NHLPA program yet.

HPP's efforts to raise funds, volunteers, and local support will sustain the restoration and preservation of initially the front beacon and ultimately allow the light to be opened to public tours. The goal is to bring about more education and awareness of these pillars of history which are becoming quickly obsolete in the age of GPS and guidance devices. Many lighthouses across the US are deteriorating rapidly due to lack of attention and funds. We want to reverse that and have these lights shine where they stand in all their former glory! Click the "Read More" link for more information on this website and the range lights.

A Dock On The Bay! We are currently raising money to fund the building of a highly necessary dock at the Craighill Lower Range Front Beacon (if you've boated around there, you are well aware of the need for a dock at the light!). Major restoration work cannot begin until a dock is in place (believe me, we've tried without one).

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For lighthouse fanatics
We have the perfect gift for that lighthouse fanatic friend/relative of yours - gift donations! Trust us, most lighthouse enthusiasts do not like half the tacky trinkets they receive because people know they like lighthouses. Instead, give a gift you know they'll appreciate - a donation to the Craighill Range lights in their honor!



What are range lights? Range lights are pairs of beacons that work together to line up a channel. Ship captains line up the two beacons, the rear usually higher than the front, and then know they are in the proper channel. The Craighill Channel Lower Range lights mark the entrance to Craighill Channel, which cuts about 5 miles off the entrance to Baltimore Harbor.
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