Delaware Lights: A History of Lighthouses in the First State

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Bob Trapani, executive director for the American Lighthouse Foundation and co-founder of the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, recounts the stories of twenty-seven beacons from the lost Cape Henlopen Light Station, completed in 1767, to the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light Station, constructed in 1920. He not only discusses their construction and the changes they have undergone over the years, but also tells dramatic tales of their keepers, who braved storms, isolation and poor conditions so that the ...
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Overview

Bob Trapani, executive director for the American Lighthouse Foundation and co-founder of the Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, recounts the stories of twenty-seven beacons from the lost Cape Henlopen Light Station, completed in 1767, to the Marcus Hook Range Rear Light Station, constructed in 1920. He not only discusses their construction and the changes they have undergone over the years, but also tells dramatic tales of their keepers, who braved storms, isolation and poor conditions so that the lights would stay burning for those at sea.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596290211
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/2007
  • Pages: 158
  • Sales rank: 1,400,945
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements     9
Introduction     11
Cape Henlopen Light Station, 1767     13
Cape Henlopen Beacon Light Station, 1825     21
Bombay Hook Light Station, 1831     27
Mispillion Light Station, 1831     32
Port Mahon Light Station, 1831     40
Christiana River Light Station, 1835     46
Reedy Island Light Station, 1839     50
Delaware Breakwater West End Light Station, 1849     56
Fenwick Island Light Station, 1859     62
New Castle Range Light Stations, 1876     67
Port Penn Range Light Stations, 1877     72
Cherry Island Range Light Stations, 1880     76
Delaware Breakwater Range Rear Light Station, 1881     82
Delaware Breakwater East End Light Station, 1885     86
Fourteen Foot Bank Light Station, 1887     92
Baker Range Light Stations, 1904     99
Reedy Island Range Light Stations, 1904     103
Listen Range Light Stations, 1906     110
Harbor of Refuge Light Station, 1908     119
Bellevue Range Light Stations, 1909     130
Marcus Hook Range Rear Light Station, 1920     136
Delaware Lighthouse Preservation     140
Selected Bibliography     155
About the Author     157
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