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Name: Bombay Hook Lighthouse  

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Also known as: Smyrna River Lighthouse

Nearest Town or City:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Location: South of the Smyrna River near the Delaware River.

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Photo: DE River & Bay LH Foundation

In 1974, the Delaware State Division of Fish & Wildlife decided to demolish the lighthouse due to the hazard it evolved into over the years from vandalism and a series of fires.

Height of Focal Plane: 47

Description of Tower: White, brick, two-story dwelling with a short tower leading to the lantern room on the roof.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1831

Date Deactivated: 1912

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Duncan Stewart (1831-1854), Margaret Stewart (1854-1862), Joseph B. Benson (1862-1908), William J. Salmons (1908-1912), Edward W. Long (1912)


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