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Targeting Lighthouses: Civil War on the Potomac River @ Leonardtown Library

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Jan 23

  • Admission: Free; registration required
  • Location: Leonardtown Library - Meeting Room 2
  • Time:
    6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Karen Stone, Division Manager of the St. Mary's County Museums, will give a special seminar highlighting the role of the Potomac River and lighthouses during the American Civil War.

The Potomac River has always been busy, but in the 19th century, it got considerably busier and more hazardous with the introduction of steamships. The River was also full of dangerous shoals and narrow turns, making it necessary to install aids to navigation, including lighthouses and light vessels.

Targeting Lighthouses: Civil War on the Potomac River @ Leonardtown Library

23630 Hayden Farm Ln
Leonardtown, MD 20650

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