SOLOMONS, MD – May 17, 2018 – Lighthouse lovers are invited to enjoy the popular Lighthouse Adventure Cruises on Saturdays, June 9, July 28, August 11, and September 8aboard a private charter vessel. The cost is $130 for the day-long trip; museum members pay $120. Reservations for lunch are made at a local restaurant; meal costs are not included. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or email Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov to reserve your spot.
On June 9 and August 11, participants enjoy the Southern route. Visit Point No Point, Point Lookout, and Smith Point Lighthouses before stopping for lunch on Smith Island. After taking in the local sites, the cruise will continue on to circle Solomons Lump and Hooper Island lighthouses.
On July 28 and September 8, lighthouse cruisers experience the Northern route. Departing from the Drum Point Lighthouse, the cruise includes Cove Point, Thomas Point, Sandy Point, Bloody Point, and Sharps Island lighthouses. Lunch is on Kent Island.
On the journey, cruisers will learn the history of the lighthouses they visit from the museum’s lighthouse expert, along with fascinating stories that make each light unique, from fires to ice floes to ravaging storms. Bring sunscreen, camera, hat, and rain jacket, and be prepared for a day of fun!
Participants will meet at the Calvert Marine Museum under the Drum Point Lighthouse at 7:45 a.m.; expected return time to the museum is 5:00 p.m. For information or to register, call 410-326-2042 ext. 41. Register 5 days prior to the scheduled cruise date. Space is limited and sold on a first come, first served basis.
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.