Baker Shoal Range Rear Light

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Baker Shoal Range Rear Light
Baker Range Rear Light.jpg
Rear range light ca. 1933 (USCG)
Baker Shoal Range Rear Light is located in Delaware
Baker Shoal Range Rear Light
LocationPort Penn
United States
Coordinates39°32′27″N 75°34′12″W / 39.540884°N 75.569867°W / 39.540884; -75.569867Coordinates: 39°32′27″N 75°34′12″W / 39.540884°N 75.569867°W / 39.540884; -75.569867
Year first constructed1896
Year first lit1904 (relocated)
Foundationwooden piles
Constructioncast iron skeletal tower
Tower shapetriangular pyramidal tower with light
Markings / patternblack tower and daymark
Tower height110 feet (34 m)
Focal height110 feet (34 m)
CharacteristicF G
Admiralty numberJ1298.1
ARLHS numberUSA-029
USCG number2-2510
Managing agentUnited States Coast Guard[1] [2]

Baker Shoal Range Rear Lighthouse is a lighthouse in Delaware, United States, on the Delaware River, near Port Penn, Delaware


Baker Shoal Range Rear Lighthouse originally served as the Port Penn-Reedy Island Range Rear Light in Port Penn. It became the Baker Shoal Range Rear Light in 1904 when the old range was discontinued due to the channel moving. It is an active aid to navigation.

Head keepers[edit]

  • Willard H. Hall 1904 – 1906
  • Benjamin Burton 1906
  • Harry F. Hann 1906 – 1908
  • Harry E. Spencer, Sr. 1908 – 1913
  • William Harrington 1913 – 1915
  • Fred C. Hill 1917 – 1924[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baker Range Rear The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 25 June 2016
  2. ^ Delaware Historic Light Station Information & Photography United States Coast Guard. Retrieved 25 June 2016
  3. ^ Lighthouse Friends
  • "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Delaware". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.

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