Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc.

Maritime Heritage Festival

The Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc. attended the annual Maritime Heritage Festival, held in historic St. Mary’s City. The annual event drew over 400 guests and included 50 exhibitors. PLLPS volunteers Robert Hall and Jonathan Hill greeted visitors and answered questions from 10 am until 5 pm at the tent near the State House.

Replica of Maryland's First State House


Festival Grounds

St. Mary’s City is one of the most historic sites in the United States and one of the best preserved founding sites of a 17 th century English Colony. The fourth permanent British settlement in North America was Maryland’s first capital and the birthplace of religious toleration. The city is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archeology, all set in a beautiful tidewater landscape. For further information about St. Mary’s City, please see the Saint Mary’s City website at:


The Maritime Heritage Festival is a celebration that attracts sailors and landlubbers alike.

Artists Janie Meneely, William Pint and Felicia Dale and the Ship’s company performed nautical tunes in period costume. Of particular interest is a song called “Point Lookout”, a haunting ode to our favorite lighthouse, Point Lookout Light! See Janie’s website:


for biographical information and upcoming performances.


Janie Meneely and Friends

In addition, there were numerous events such as tours of the “Dove”, Skipjack Cruises, Sail Handling Demonstrations and a number of skits such as the “Sale at the Dove”, about an indentured servant who arrived in the new world only to find that her master had died.

Re-enactors Performing Daily Tasks


A Fencing Demonstration


One of the first reported deaths at Point Lookout


The PLLPS, Inc. Booth

We would like to thank Will Gates, Susan Wilkinson and all of the volunteers for making the Maritime Heritage Festival an exciting success.


PLLPS Volunteers Who Participated at this Event

Robert Hall
Jonathan Hill