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TINICUM ISLAND LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: BILLINGSPORT/PAULSBORO
County: GLOUCESTER
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1880


Tinicum Island Light
NPS photo by Jennifer Perunko
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1880
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1967
  • Foundation Materials: STONE MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: SKELETAL W/CENTRAL CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 86
  • Original Optic: PARABOLIC REFLECTOR
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1880
  • Present Optic: DCB-24
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1989
  • Height of Focal Plane: 83
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Sound Signal? NONE AT STATION

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DEMOLISHED OR MOVED)
  • Year Constructed: 1880
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: FARM HOUSE
  • Construction Materials: WOOD ON FIELDSTONE
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE, WOOD-FRAME BARN AND PRIVY; PICKET FENCE; ALL REMOVED CA.1960S

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD LEASE TO TOWN OF PAULSBORO/ TINICUM REAR RANGE LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY

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

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference # 05001053
Name of Listing: TINICUM ISLAND RANGE REAR LIGHT STATION (LIGHT STATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES MPS)
On State List/Inventory? LISTED Year: 2005

Miscellaneous:
SERVED TWO FRONT RANGE LIGHTS (TRIANGULATED RANGE); THE LANTERN HAS ONLY ONE WINDOW AS THE BEAM IS INTENDED TO SHINE IN ONE DIRECTION



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