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Name: Cherry Island Front Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Edgemoor, Delaware, United States

Location: Delaware River, just north of Christiana River.


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Photo: National Archives

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

Notes:
This light was eventually replaced by a modern tower.

Height of Focal Plane: 38

Characteristic and Range: 1883: Fixed white; 1894: Two seconds white alternating with one second darkness. Present: ISO red 2 seconds.

Description of Tower: Skeleton tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1880: White tower with red lantern, on pier. Rebuilt in 1906 and 1912.

Date Established: 1880

Optics: 1880: Fifth order Fresnel lens.

Fog Signal: Originally fog bell with striking machinery, one blow every 15 seconds.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: William W. Simmons (1880-1890)

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