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BRANDYWINE SHOAL LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: DELAWARE BAY
Nearest City:
County:
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1823


Brandywine Shoal Light
U.S. Coast Guard photo, 1968
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1914
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1974
  • Foundation Materials: CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE W/RED TOP
  • Shape: CYLINDRICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 45
  • Original Optic: THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: (SOLAR POWERED)
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 60
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: LOANED TO TUCKERTON SEAPORT
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1828
  • Description: PILE STRUCTURE WHICH REPLACED LIGHTSHIP
  • Fate/Disposition: DEMOLISHED BY SEA AND REPLACED BY LIGHTSHIP
  • 2. Construction Date: 1850
  • Description: SCREWPILE
  • Fate/Disposition: REPLACED BY CAISSON IN 1914
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1914
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: DETERMINED ELIGIBLE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1984

Miscellaneous:
1850 TOWER BUILT AS FIRST SCREWPILE LIGHTHOUSE IN U.S.; 1901 "LIGHT LIST" PUTS LIGHT IN DELAWARE



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