Chop­tank River Light­house shines on cover of new state vis­i­tor guide

Dorchester Star - - REGIONAL -

CAMBRIDGE — The Cambridge water­front will be front and cen­ter in the minds of tourists from around the coun­try — and the world — as they pre­pare to visit Mary­land in the year ahead.

The cover of the state’s of­fi­cial 2018 Vis­i­tor Guide fea­tures a photo of the Chop­tank River Light­house taken by Dorch­ester County pho­tog­ra­pher Jill Ja­suta.

The Chop­tank River Light­house im­age is one of two covers the Mary­land Of­fice of Tourism pre­pared for the new edi­tion of Des­ti­na­tion Mar yland, with the other fea­tur­ing the moun­tains of Western Mary­land. The pub­li­ca­tion reaches an es­ti­mated half a mil­lion read­ers an­nu­ally and in­cludes in­for­ma­tion about some 2,000 dif­fer­ent at­trac­tions, busi­nesses, parks, towns and itin­er­ar­ies across the state.

“Hav­ing our light­house show­cased like this in the state’s pre­mier tourism mar­ket­ing pub­li­ca­tion is a real honor,” said Cassie Bur­ton, the president of the board of the nonpr ofit Cambridge Light­house Foun­da­tion, which man­ages the vis­i­tor ex­pe­ri­ence at the city-owned fa­cil­ity lo­cated on Long Wharf in Cambridge. “That the state would choose to fea­ture our com­mu­nity so promi­nently on the cover is a tes­ta­ment not just to the hard work of our light­house vol­un­teers and donors, but also to that of so many other great busi­nesses, at­trac­tions, and civic groups in Dorch­ester County. We are all work­ing to spread the word about the sto­ries our com­mu­nity has to tell, and the mem­o­rable ex­pe­ri­ences it has to of­fer.”

Des­ti­na­tion Mary­land mag­a­zine is distributed at state and county vis­i­tor cen­ters through­out the state, as well as by mail and on­line to tourists who ex­press an in­ter­est in vis­it­ing the state.

The photo on the cover fea­tures a “su­per” moon ris­ing over the light­house, a replica of an ear­lier bea­con that guided mariners up and down the Chop­tank River for much of the 20th cen­tury.

Ja­suta is a Cambridge res­i­dent who has do­nated count­less vol­un­teer hours over the years to help­ing the Cambridge Light­house Foun­da­tion build and pro­mote the light­house, which is open for visi­ta­tion daily be­tween May and Oc­to­ber. Ja­suta’s pho­to­graphs of the light­house have also been fea­tured in re­cent years on the covers of Ch­e­sa­peake Bay mag­a­zine, Prop Talk mag­a­zine, and Mu­nic­i­pal Mary­land mag­a­zine. More of her photos can be viewed at Face­book.com/Jil­lJa­su­taPho­tog­ra­phy.

More in­for­ma­tion about the light­house is avail­able at Chop­tankRiverLight­house. org.

CON­TRIB­UTED PHOTO

The Chop­tank River Light­house on the cover of Des­ti­na­tion Mary­land.

JILL JA­SUTA

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