Sharkfin Shoal Light

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Sharkfin Shoal Light
Sharkfin Shoal Light 2.PNG
Undated photograph of Sharkfin Shoal Light (USCG)
Sharkfin Shoal Light is located in Maryland
Sharkfin Shoal Light
Sharkfin Shoal Light is located in the US
Sharkfin Shoal Light
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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