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Name: Ship John Shoal Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Fortesque, New Jersey, United States

Location: Delaware Bay, entrance to Delaware River.

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Photo: Bob Trapani, Delaware River &d Bay LH Foundation

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

The only other lighthouse in the U.S. with the same design as this one is Southwest Ledge Light in Connecticut.

Tower Height: 45

Height of Focal Plane: 50

Description of Tower: Rust-brown, cast iron tower with mansard roof on cast iron and concrete cylindrical caisson.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1874

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Date Automated: 1973

Optics: 1874: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now solar powered modern optic.

Fog Signal: Automated horn.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only.


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