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MARCUS HOOK RANGE LIGHTS

State: DELAWARE
Location: DELAWARE RIVER CHANNEL
Nearest City: BELLEFONTE
County: NEW CASTLE
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1918


Marcus Hook Rear Range Light
Rear Range Light; photo by Ted Smith
First Historic Tower (REAR RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1918
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: REINFORCED CONCRETE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 100
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER RANGE, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: RL 24
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 250
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Second Historic Tower (FRONT RANGE):
  • Year Light First Lit: 1925
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE
  • Construction Materials: STEEL
  • Markings/Patterns:
  • Shape: SKELETAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic:
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 81
  • Has tower been moved? NO
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1918
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: COLONIAL REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, STORAGE BUILDING

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #89000287
Name of Listing: MARCUS HOOK RANGE REAR LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE LIGHT IS 1.5 MILES TO THE NORTHEAST OF REAR RANGE



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