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
Delaware
Location Port Penn
Delaware
United States
Coordinates 39°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 constructed 1896
Year first lit 1904 (relocated)
Foundation wooden piles
Construction cast iron skeletal tower
Tower shape triangular pyramidal tower with light
Markings / pattern black tower and daymark
Height 110 feet (34 m)
Focal height 110 feet (34 m)
Characteristic F G
Admiralty number J1298.1
ARLHS number USA-029
USCG number 2-2510
Managing agent

United States Coast Guard[1]

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

History[edit]

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.

Keepers[edit]

Head
  • 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]


References[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

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