In 1882, Sharps Island Light marked what was left of the eroded Sharps Island. The caisson, filled with concrete, stood 30 feet high. A 37-foot iron tower was built on the caisson.
Damaged by heavy ice flow during winter freezes, the tilted lighthouse (at approximately 20°) is still active, but the tower condition is deteriorating. Cracks appear on the base of the concrete below the tilting tower. The lighthouse was declared excess in 2006 and made available via the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act. #deteriorating_lighthouse #lighthouse #sharps_island #Sharps_light #sharps_lighthouse #Tilghman_Island