Forgotten Lighthouse

In Sea Isle City

A refreshing Story appeared in the  “Press of Atlantic City” on 12/8/07 A 12 year old girl from Nashville Tenn had the opportunity to be on last years  NJ Lighthouse Challenge tour with her grandmother who lives in NJ She just happened to be studying Lighthouses in school and wrote a story about her trip. Through a friend in her 4H Club, she picked Ludlum Beach Lighthouse as a service learning project and is raising money for it. According to her grandmother the children were all for it. Most of the people at home are involved in the music industry and all of the parents are behind the effort Rumor has it that  Ludlum was destroyed in  a hurricane and that it was long gone. Built in 1885 it was taken out of service in 1924 and sold for material in 1924. Later moved to 34th and Landis Ave. made into a residence and moved again in the 1940’s to its present location 3414 Landis Ave.. Bob Uhrmann, founder of the Friends of Ludlum Beach Lighthouse, said he is looking for a place to move it. Phillip Bur III has written an historical account of the lighthouse, recently made contact with the 1st Keeper  Joshua Hand. Reeves’ great-great grandson  in California.


Bay Day Outreach

A very successful day profiling DBLHKFA activities and passing out information.









The same ole’ crew of volunteers, VP Dusty Pierce Rod and Maxine Mulligan, Peggy Stapleford, President Angelo and Jean Jones photographer


By Rod Mulligan

On June 8th I took a trip to Havre de Grace Maryland to visit the Concord Point Lighthouse. I arrived at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum around noon.


A 1924 Chesapeake Bay Crabbing  Skiff


The Concord Light didn’t open until 1 p.m. so the ladies of the museum suggested I visit the Skipjack Martha Lewis, whose home-port adjoins the Museum. In a short span of time, we were sailing on the upper Chesapeake Bay, I thought I was in heaven for about 3 hours..

Under the direction of Capt. Craig, with  his lady 1st mate and deckhand, we had  an enjoyable afternoon.


The wench used to haul the oyster dredges aboard. Harvesting oysters on the Chesapeake was entirely different than the method used in Delaware Bay even though the result was the same. Havre de Grace was vital to the shellfish industry as was our own Port Norris/Bivalve/Shellpile area. 

To be continued Next Issue: Concord Point Lighthouse and Turkey Point Lighthouse