Reedy Island Range Front Light

Nov. 1, 2019

Reedy Island Range Front Light, near Taylor's Bridge, Townsend, Delaware


Location: N edge of marsh on W bank of Delaware River between mouth of Appoquinimink Blackbird Rivers, 3-1/3 miles S by W 1/8 W from Old Reedy Id. Lighthouse, 2-3/8 mi S by E of Liston Range front light & on S prolongation of axis of 38' dredged channel 
Station Established: 1904
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1904
Deactivated: N/A 
Foundation Materials: Lantern is on dwelling
Construction Materials: CAST IRON 
Tower Shape: Lantern is on dwelling 
Markings/Pattern: Lighthouse is white, lead colored trimmings, brown roof. 
Relationship to Other Structure: Integral
Original Lens: 4th order (Henry LePaute)
Characteristic: fixed white 2 secs eclipse 1 sec.

Historical Information:

  • The only information available on this light seems to be from an inspection record from 1910. 

Researched and written by Anne Puppa, a volunteer through the Chesapeake Chapter of the U.S. Lighthouse Society.