Point Lookout Lighthouse Preservation Society (PLLPS), Inc.

October 1, 2011 Windy, Chilly Day Doesn't Keep the Visitors Away!

October 1, 2011

Fall came in like a lion for our October Open House, but 207 visitors roared in to visit the lighthouse. The winds were very strong out of the west northwest for most of the day, providing a great view of the sandbar and the power of the two mighty bodies of water- and the reason why the Point Lookout Lighthouse was built many years ago! Without heat in the lighthouse, the winds blew through the back doors and provided a chill to the first floorl The wind and tide could be seen fighting each other off the sand bar to the south of the lighthouse. Our visitors were from all over, some were visiting family in Maryland, others were in the county for the Meet the Parent's Day at nearby St Mary's College. One couple came to visit the area where they were stationed in 1941 at Pax River.

South Side Living Room

In the South Side Living Room, volunteers Sandra Sableski and Brenda Carroll look on as visitors work on a lighthouse puzzle


Young men and women from the Mennonite Community in Loveville bike 35 miles to visit...and 35 miles back, mostly into the wind

Potomac River Side

Young Ladies wait for the young men to finish viewing the landscape from the lantern room

Nita, Faith and Judy help customers in the PLLPS Gift Shop

Lighthouse Stair Case

Faith takes a break from the merchandise table to explore the second story of the lighthouse

Photos by Robert Hall