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Tilghman Island Expects Federal Funding for Radar Tower

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Maryland emergency management officials say they expect to get some federal funding from a port security grant program to build a radar and video tower on Tilghman Island.

Officials plan to construct a 140-foot tower at an inn the state owns and leases out as a conference facility.

WBOC reports that the tower will hold a radar unit, surveillance camera and microwave antenna.

It will be used to track commercial shipping and other traffic approaching ior leaving the Port of Baltimore.

 

Don Rush is the News Director at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.