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FINNS POINT RANGE REAR LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: PENNSVILLE
County: SALEM
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1877


Finns Point Range Rear Light
Photo courtesy Supawna Meadows NWR, 1993
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1950
  • Automated: 1934
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: WROUGHT IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: SOLID BLACK
  • Shape: SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 115
  • Original Optic: FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1876
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 105
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED)

Other Structures:

Current Use: NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Owner/Manager: U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #78001792
Name of Listing: FINN'S POINT REAR RANGE LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1978

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE AT FINN'S POINT DEMOLISHED IN 1930S; RESTORED 1983



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