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MISPILLION LIGHT (OLD)

State: DELAWARE
Location: MISPILLION RIVER / DELAWARE BAY
Nearest City: MILFORD
County: SUSSEX
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1831

Old Mispillion Light
Ca. 1996 photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1873
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1929
  • Automated: 1926
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: WOOD FRAME
  • Markings/Patterns: WOOD TOWER ON CARPENTER GOTHIC HOUSE
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 65
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed:
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 65
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date:
  • Description:
  • Fate/Disposition:
Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1929
  • Type: STEEL SKELETAL
  • Tower Height: 60
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1873
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: STICK GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: WOOD (INTEGRAL)
Other Structures:

Current Use:

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #86002919
Name of Listing: MISPILLION LIGHTHOUSE & BEACON TOWER
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, DE-23 (MARO)

Miscellaneous:
1929-1984 LIGHT ON SKELETON TOWER MOVED FROM CAPE HENLOPEN STATION



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