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Name: Mispillion Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Milford, Delaware, United States

Location: Mouth of Mispillion River, Delaware Bay

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Managing Organization:

The lighthouse is the third to stand at this location. In 1911 the keeper was removed. A caretaker lived in the keepers quarters until 1929, when the lighthouse was deactivated and replaced by a 60-foot skeleton tower. In 1932 the government sold the lighthouse property and it remained in private hands. The lighthouse was neglected for many years and was burned badly after being struck by lightning on May 2, 2002. The remains of the building were later removed by the owner.

Tower Height: 65

Height of Focal Plane: 65

Description of Tower: Square wood tower on roof of keeper's house.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1873

Date Present Tower Built: 1873

Date Deactivated: 1929

Date Automated: 1926

Optics: 1873: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.


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