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Name: Liston Range Rear Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Penn, Delaware, United States

Location: Entrance to Delaware River.

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Photo: Bob Trapani, Delaware River & Bay LH Foundation
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Managing Organization:
Private Owner


This tower was originally built as the Penn Range Rear Light and was relocated in 1906. The Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation signed a 30-year lease with the Coast Guard for this lighthouse in May 2004. However, in April of 2013, the government put the lighthouse up for auction and on May 20, 2013, it was sold for $22,003 to Bill Collins of Newbury Ohio.

Tower Height: 127

Height of Focal Plane: 176

Characteristic and Range: Fixed white.

Description of Tower: Black, iron hexagonal pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1906

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Tower Moved?

Date Automated: 1976

Optics: 1906: Second order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Located along the Delaware River near Route 2 in Fort Penn, about two miles east of U.S. Route 13.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: Harry Spencer (1915-1927)


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