Mahon River Light, Port Mahon, Delaware
Establishedi n 1903.
MAHON RIVER LIGHT
Location: Port Mahon, Delaware, on the west side of the mouth of the river
Station Established: 1831
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1955
Construction Materials: Steel
Tower Shape: Skeletal
Markings/Pattern: White, small white house
Characteristic: Flashing white with 2 red sectors
Relationship to Other Structure:
Fog Signal: None
- There is very little information on the history of this light. There was a lighthouse built in 1903.
- The light was an octagonal tower on the roof of a two story wooden keeper’s dwelling.
- That light was discontinued in 1955, the same year as the current tower was lit. A fire in 1984 destroyed the 1903 house.
- The current tower is an active aid to navigation and not open to the public.
Researched and written by Melissa Buckler, a member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Light House Society.