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Piney Point also known simply as "The Point" is an unincorporated community in St. Mary's County, Maryland, United States.
It is known for the Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training and Education, a popular seafood restaurant, beautiful houses along the beach, a lighthouse, and a "Museum. George Island, which is connected to it by a short bridge. The scenic environment of Piney Point was the summer getaway of many Washington D.
Named after the long leaf yellow and loblolly pines lining the shores of the Potomac, the Point provided a nature retreat to Presidents James Monroe, Franklin Pierce and Teddy Roosevelt.
Calhoun and Daniel Webster were frequent visitors to the Piney Point Hotel, which was unfortunately shut down after a hurricane in A lightship had been stationed in the area sinceto mark shoal hazards at Piney Point and on the opposite shore at Ragged Point. The contract was awarded to the prolific lighthouse builder John Donahoo.
Piney Point Lighthouse was the tenth of twelve he would complete in his lifetime. The tower was the first of eleven lighthouses to be built along the river, and it is one of only three that remain standing today the other two being Jones Point and Fort Washington.
The small 20 x 30 foot house contained a dining room, parlor, fireplace and cellar, and was given a 10 x 12 foot kitchen later on. Piney Point, MD Directions.
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