I. W. P. Lewis

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Isaiah William Penn Lewis (1808 in Boston, Massachusetts – October 18, 1855 in Boston, Massachusetts[1]) was an American lighthouse designer, builder, and engineer.

He was a nephew of Winslow Lewis, and was often critical of his uncle's work.[2]

I.W.P. Lewis traveled to Europe to study European lighthouse design, and incorporated the lessons he learned into his work. He built a handful of pile lighthouses, most of which were in the Florida Keys.

In 1843 he made a report to Congress on the lighthouses in the country.[3]


  1. ^ "Isaiah William Penn Lewis". Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 11 August 2017. 
  2. ^ Dolphin, Debbie; Jay Riedl (12 Mar 2007). "New England Lighthouse Wallpaper Guide to Lewis Patent Lamps and Spherical Reflectors". New England Lighthouse Wallpapers. Debbie Dolphin. Archived from the original on 2007-08-09. Retrieved 2007-08-13. 
  3. ^ D'Entremont, Jeremy (7 February 2007). "Thacher Island Twin Lights History". New England Lighthouses - A Virtual Guide. Retrieved 2007-08-13.