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BELLEVUE RANGE REAR LIGHT

State: DELAWARE
Location: CHRISTINA RIVER AT DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: WILMINGTON
County: NEW CASTLE
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1909


Bellevue Range Rear Light
NPS photo by Karmen Bisher, 2005
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1909
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 2001
  • Automated: 1934
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 105
  • Original Optic: FOURTH-ORDER FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1909
  • Present Optic: N/A
  • Year Present Lens Installed: N/A
  • Height of Focal Plane: 100
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES, NE OF HISTORIC TOWER

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO

Other Structures: NONE EXISTING

Current Use: ABANDONED

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT DISCONTINUED AND REPLACED WITH MODERN LIGHT AFTER LANDFILL GREW TOO HIGH TO SEE LIGHT; STATION ONCE HAD TWO KEEPERS DWELLINGS (ONE WAS THE FORMER CHRISTIANA LIGHTHOUSE; THE OTHER WAS A C.1909 CONCRETE HOUSE) AND OIL HOUSE.



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