Volume 11 Issue 42
October 16-22, 2003

On Our Cover
Lighthouses Have Plenty of Past; Now Thomas Point Has a Future
Thomas Point’s screw-pile type of lighthouse — where the pilings are literally screwed into the sandy floor of the Bay as a foundation topped by navigational aids and living quarters — proved the best design for Bay’s shallow waters. photo by Michael Kelley

Lighthouses Have Plenty of Past; Now Thomas Point Light Has a Future
By John L. Guerra
For more than 125 years later, Thomas Point Light has stood as a monument of survival, its relentless refusal to snap in the toughest times reminds us that permanence used to be a virtue.

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      by Kimberly Goode
    • Gambling on Gambling: A New Deal
      Racetracks play their hand to win slots game
      by James Clemenko
    • In Season: Apples
      Story and art by Gary Pendleton
    • Way Downstream
      • In Baltimore, the U.S. Geological Survey records the second-highest flow into the Chesapeake Bay since record-keeping started in 1937…
      • In Western Maryland, hunters will be aiming at black bears…
      • In Delaware, the hunt is on for where to place the state’s first national park…
      • From Florida, Office Depot swears to buy only from paper companies committing to sustainable forestr…
      • In war-torn Rwanda, rebuilding tourism with the Primate Discovery Tour…
      • This week’s Creature Feature: In Germany, Body Worlds seeks to add the a gorilla named Artist to its controversial exhibition of corpses of humans and animals.