Fenwick Island Light


Fenwick Island Light

Infobox Lighthouse



caption =
location = On the Delaware/Maryland border, Delaware Side
coordinates = coord|38.4514|N|75.0548|W
yearbuilt =
yearlit = 1859
automated = 1940
yeardeactivated = 1978-1982
foundation = Natural
construction = Brick
shape = Conical
elevation =
height = 84 ft
currentlens = Third order Fresnel lens
lens = Third order Fresnel lens
intensity =
range = 15 miles
characteristic = White flash every 3 s

Fenwick Island Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Delaware,
United States, on the Delaware/Maryland border.

History

Fenwick Island Lighthouse was built in 1859 and had a third order Fresnel lens. It was automated in 1940.

The lighthouse is owned by the state of Delaware and maintained by the private, non-profit New Friends of the Fenwick Island Lighthouse. Visitors can enter the base to view a small museum and gift shop, but the lighthouse itself cannot be climbed.

External links

* [http://www.beach-net.com/lighthousefi.html Fenwick Island Lighthouse] - includes visiting information


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