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FOURTEEN FOOT BANK LIGHT

State: DELAWARE
Location: DELAWARE BAY/BOWERS BEACH
Nearest City: BOWERS BEACH
County: KENT
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1876


Fourteen Foot Bank Light
1999 photo courtesy of Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1888
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1972
  • Foundation Materials: SUB CAST IRON/CONCRETE CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE TOWER & DWELLING/BLACK PIER
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: (SOLAR POWERED)
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1997
  • Height of Focal Plane: 59
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description: LIGHTSHIP
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1886
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: CLASSICAL REVIVAL (INTEGRAL)
  • 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: LISTED; Reference #89000286
Name of Listing: FOURTEEN FOOT BANK LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
REPLACED LIGHTSHIP NO. 19; AMERICA'S FIRST CAISSON LIGHTHOUSE STRUCTURE(SUBMARINE TYPE)



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