Sharps Island Light

August 31, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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Sharps Island Light is located about 2 miles off the southern tip Tilghman Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore marking the entrance to the Choptank river. The light, which was built in 1882 tilts permanently northward due to heavy ice flows in the 1970s.   The contrast of sky, clouds and sea with the 54 foot high rusted caisson speaks to the inevitable pull of nature to reclaim her own.  Tellingly, this is the third light built on this spot.

Photographed as part of my ongoing project to document the beauty and mystery of the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake bay.


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