Finns Point Range Light


Finns Point Range Light

Infobox_Lighthouse


caption =
location = Pennsville, New Jersey
coordinates = coord|39|37|02|N|75|32|03|W|region:US_type:landmark|display=inline,title
yearlit = 1877
automated = 1934
yeardeactivated = 1950
foundation = Masonry
construction = Wrought Iron
shape = Skeletal w/cylinder
height = 115 ft
lens = Fourth Order Fresnel lens
range =
characteristic = 1 Second Eclipse (Currently Not Lit)
The Finns Point Range Rear Light, located just east of the Delaware River was part of Range light pair that guided ships into the Delaware River. It is deactivated and its lamp has been removed, but the lighthouse is open to the public as part of a National Wildlife Refuge. It was designed and built in 1877 and is a classic example of a skeletal cast iron prefabricated lighthouse.

Its companion Front range light was demolished in the 1930s but restored as a smaller automated light in 1983.

External links

* [http://www.njlhs.org/njlight/finnpoint.html New Jersey Lighthouse Society Home Page: Finns Point Lighthouse]
* [http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=374 Finns Point Lighthouse] - from Lighthousefriends.com


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