Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse (SC-186) - Lewes, DE
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member johmer79
N 38° 46.936 W 075° 07.144
18S E 489658 N 4292621
Quick Description: Historical marker at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry terminal.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 9/20/2008 6:58:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM4QEK
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Ernmark
Views: 21

Long Description:
Note: For some reason, this sign isn't listed on the Delaware Historical Markers Program website...but it definitely exists!

Text from sign:
A temporary light was established on the south end of the recently completed National Harbor of Refuge Breakwater on January 1, 1902. It was replaced in 1908 by a thee-story frame lighthouse. A series of storms damaged the structure, resulting in its removal and replacement in 1926. The present Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse became operational on November 15, 1926. This white and black structure consists of a three story cylindrical tower with a watch room above. The foundation is a cast iron caisson of curved plates bolted together. It is lined with three feet of concrete. The lighthouse stands seventy-six feet above the breakwater. It shows a flashing white light seventy-two feet above mean high water which is visible fourteen miles to sea. Coast Guard light keepers manned the light until it was automated in December 1973. In 2004, the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse was transferred by the United States Department of the Interior to the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation.
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