New Castle Range Front Light

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New Castle Range Front Light
New castle range front light 1933.JPG
the light in 1933
New Castle Range Front Light is located in Delaware
New Castle Range Front Light
Location Just south of 314 Bay W Blvd, New Castle, Delaware
Coordinates 39°38′33″N 75°35′44″W / 39.642391°N 75.595424°W / 39.642391; -75.595424Coordinates: 39°38′33″N 75°35′44″W / 39.642391°N 75.595424°W / 39.642391; -75.595424
Year first constructed 1876
Year first lit 1964
Automated 1964
Construction Wood frame (first)
Steel (current)
Tower shape Square tower (first)
Skeletal tower (current)
Focal height 37 feet (11 m) (first)
56 feet (17 m) (current)

New Castle Range Front Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Delaware, United States, on the Delaware River near New Castle, Delaware [1]

History[edit]

The original New Castle Range lights were wooden towers built in 1876. The New Castle Range Rear Light was attached to the keeper’s quarters while the New Castle Range Front Light was a free standing tower. The original front range light was demolished in 1964 when it was replaced by a steel skeletal tower.[2] Both of the current skeletal towers remain an active aid to navigation and are not open to the public.

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