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LISTON RANGE LIGHTS

State: DELAWARE
Location: DELAWARE RIVER
Nearest City: TAYLOR'S BRIDGE
County: NEW CASTLE
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1906

Liston Front Range Light
Liston Rear Range Light
Rear range (above) and front range (at left); NPS photos by Ralph Eshelman, 1998
Existing Historic Tower:
(REAR RANGE)
  • Year Light First Lit: 1877
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1976
  • Foundation Materials: MASONRY
  • Construction Materials: WROUGHT IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK
  • Shape: PYRAMIDAL SKELETAL W/CYLINDER
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 120
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER RANGE, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1906
  • Present Optic: SECOND ORDER RANGE FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1906
  • Height of Focal Plane: 176
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: RANGE LENS REMAINS IN LANTERN
  • Has tower been moved? YES, 1906
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Second Tower? YES (FRONT RANGE)
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1906
  • Type: FRAME INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 45
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1907
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style: GREEK REVIVAL
  • Construction Materials: FRAME
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, GARAGE, BARN

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD (TOWER)/PRIVATE OWNERS (OTHER BUILDINGS)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #78000905
Name of Listing: LISTON RANGE REAR LIGHT
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

HABS/HAER Documentation? YES, DE-10

Miscellaneous:
TOWER FORMERLY SERVED AS PORT PENN RANGE REAR LIGHT AND WAS RELOCATED 1905; FRONT RANGE LIGHT STILL ACTIVE AT 45 FEET



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