Sharkfin Shoal Light
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Undated photograph of Sharkfin Shoal Light (USCG)
|Location||Southwest of Clay Island at the mouth of the Nanticoke River|
|Year first lit||1892|
|Tower shape||hexagonal house|
|Height||44 feet (13 m)|
|Original lens||fourth-order Fresnel lens|
|Characteristic||white 6 sec flash with red sector|
This light was constructed in 1892 to replace the Clay Island Light to the northeast. In 1964 the house was dismantled and a skeleton tower light placed on the foundation.
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: Maryland". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- Sharkfin Shoal Light, from the Chesapeake Chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society
- de Gast, Robert (1973). The Lighthouses of the Chesapeake. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 165.