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Christiana North Jetty Light

July 22, 2019
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Christiana North Jetty Light, Wilmington, Delaware

CHRISTIANA NORTH JETTY LIGHT

Location: End of jetty at the mouth of the Christiana River, near Wilmington, Delaware
Station Established: 1884
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1884
Operational: No
Automated:
Deactivated:
Foundation Materials:
Construction Materials: Wood frame
Tower Shape: Wood frame bell tower with lantern on roof
Markings/Pattern:
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens:

Historical Information:

  • Very little information exists on this light.
  • In 1884 the light consisted of a fixed white lantern on a post. In 1901 it was a fixed red lantern on a bell tower. There was also a 2,100 pound fog bell and striking machinery at this location.
  • At some point the light station was destroyed.

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.

Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.