FENWICK ISLAND

Year Established:
1858
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1879
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
1950
Photo Credit:
USCG
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society

LOCATION

Location:
DELAWARE/MARYLAND BORDER
Latitude:
38° 27.1'
Longitude:
75° 3.3'
City / Town:
FENWICK ISLAND
U.S. State:
Delaware
Location County:
SUSSEX
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. FENWICK ISLAND
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1978-1982
Year Tower Established:
1858
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK
Tower Foundation:
NATURAL/EMPLACED
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
86 feet from water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
82 feet
Tower Shape:
CONICAL
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1858
Keeper's Quarters Style:
GOTHIC (2 FAMILY)
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
FRAME
Other Structures:
1881 FRAME KEEPERS DWELLING (PRIVATELY OWNED), GARAGE, BARN, CISTERN UNDER 1859 DWELLING, 1940S GENERATOR HOUSE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1858
Private Aid:
Yes
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 20, 2017