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Name: Delaware Breakwater Light  

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Also known as: Lewes Breakwater Light

Also known as: Delaware Breakwater (East End) Light

Nearest Town or City:
Lewes, Delaware, United States

Location: Lewes Harbor, Delaware Bay.

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Photo: John C. MacIntyre
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Managing Organization:
Delaware River and Bay Authority


The exterior of this lighthouse was renovated in 1999.

Tower Height: 49

Height of Focal Plane: 61

Description of Tower: Brown, conical cast iron

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1885

Date Present Tower Built: 1885

Date Deactivated: 1996

Optics: 1885: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Daymark.

Open To Public? No.

Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse is visible from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Ava Boczko-Pan writes in October 2002: "A better view can be found from the state park (Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware) down the road from the ferry terminal. After a nice walk on the beach we got a closer view of both (Delaware Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge Light). Probably best seen at sunset for maximum impact, or during a clear morning with the sun behind you."

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