New Castle Range Rear Light
the tower in 1933
|Location||Adjacent to 718 Grantham Ln, New Castle, Delaware|
|Year first constructed||1876|
|Year first lit||1953|
|Construction||Wood frame (first)
|Tower shape||house with tower on roof (first)
Skeletal tower (current)
|Height||90 feet (27 m)|
|Focal height||110 feet (34 m)|
|Characteristic||continuous green light|
This range was constructed in 1876 to mark the main channel past Pea Patch Island and Bulkhead Shoal; it took its name from the town, somewhat to the northeast of the lights. The rear tower was integral to its dwelling, a two story frame house, and was located on a 1-acre plot half a mile from the front light. It was supplanted by a steel skeleton tower in 1953, but the original house remained standing until deliberately burned in 1982 after falling into disrepair and a previous fire in 1975.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Delaware". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Lighthouses Directory
- Delaware Lighthouses and Range Lights, Google Books
- "New Castle Range, DE". LighthouseFriends. Retrieved 2013-06-18.
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