Sharkfin Shoal Light

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Sharkfin Shoal Light
Sharkfin Shoal Light 2.PNG
Undated photograph of Sharkfin Shoal Light (USCG)
Location Southwest of Clay Island at the mouth of the Nanticoke River
Coordinates 38°12′07″N 75°59′12″W / 38.2020°N 75.9868°W / 38.2020; -75.9868Coordinates: 38°12′07″N 75°59′12″W / 38.2020°N 75.9868°W / 38.2020; -75.9868
Year first lit 1892
Deactivated 1964
Foundation screw-pile
Construction cast-iron/wood
Tower shape hexagonal house
Height 44 feet (13 m)
Original lens fourth-order Fresnel lens
Characteristic white 6 sec flash with red sector

The Sharkfin Shoal Light was a screw-pile lighthouse located at the mouth of the Nanticoke River in the Chesapeake Bay.

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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.

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