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Name: Schuylkill River Range Rear Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

Location: League Island, Delaware River, mouth of Schuylkill River.

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Photo: Stebbins Illustrated Coast Pilot (1902)

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Steel skeleton towers now hold the active Schuylkill River Range Lights.

Height of Focal Plane: 44

Description of Tower: Steel skeletal tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Wood frame keeper's dwelling, badly damaged by fire in 1923.

Earlier Towers?
1875: Square structure, 8 feet high, light 31.5 feet above sea level. 1897: Post light. Rebuilt 1904, 1912, 1920. 1920: White slatted daymark on square, pyramidal skeleton tower.

Date Established: 1875

Date Automated: c. 1912

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Keepers: John Sheer (1875), Matthew Smith (1875-1876), Thomas Bills (1876-1881), Robert Sansom (1881), William T. Maltman (1881-c. 1908)


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