Bellevue Range Rear Light

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Bellevue Range Rear Light
Bellevue Range Rear Light, Wilmington (New Castle County, Delaware).jpg
Bellevue Range Rear Light
Bellevue Range Rear Light is located in Delaware
Bellevue Range Rear Light
Location Wilmington, Delaware
Coordinates 39°43′13″N 75°31′04″W / 39.720306°N 75.517893°W / 39.720306; -75.517893Coordinates: 39°43′13″N 75°31′04″W / 39.720306°N 75.517893°W / 39.720306; -75.517893
Year first lit 1909
Automated 1934
Deactivated 2001
Foundation Concrete
Construction Cast Iron Skeletal tower
Tower shape Pyramidal Skeletal tower
Height 105 feet (32 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel lens
Current lens N/A
Characteristic Flashing white

Bellevue Range Rear Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Delaware, United States, on the mouth of the Christina River on the Delaware River, Wilmington, Delaware

History[edit]

The Bellevue Range Rear Lighthouse is a pyramidal skeletal light tower built in 1909 on the grounds of a landfill. It was operated by resident keepers from 1909 until 1934 when it was automated. The Bellevue Range Rear light was deactivated in 2001 when the landfill grew too high to see the light, and a modern tower was built to replace it. The modern tower is an active aid to navigation. The Bellevue Range Rear Light is not open to the public.[1]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2006.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Karmen Bisher, Jennifer Perunko, and Daniel Koski-Karell (December 2005). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Bellevue Range Rear Lighthouse".  and Accompanying seven photos
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.