|Thomas Point Lighthouse, July 28, 2015|
The Maryland Natural Resources Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying and locating individuals who broke into and vandalized the Thomas Point Lighthouse between April 15-16. On April 17, officers met with the lighthouse caretakers who had discovered the damage to the national historic landmark and Maryland icon that sits in the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the South River.I would like to believe that anyone with resources enough to buy or rent a boat to get out to the lighthouse would be beyond casual vandalism.
Wooden pickets had been destroyed, windows were shattered, and fire extinguishers were set off. The vandals could only have gotten to the lighthouse by boat so the NRP is hopeful that someone saw a boat and that witnesses will come forward.
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Anyone with information regarding the break-in and damage is asked to call Officer Jeff Beshore or Officer Chris Neville at 1-800-628-9944.