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East End Lighthouse
The United States donated Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse to the State of Delaware for public use.
The lighthouse was leased to the Delaware River & Bay Authority, the bi-state group that manages ferries and airports for Delaware and New Jersey. In 2004 the Authority and the Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation entered into a contract whereby the Foundation became advisors on the preservation to be undertaken by the Authority and were responsible for tours and educational activities. A few years later the State took back the responsibility and the tours were discontinued.
The following facts about the Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse are a version of information on the National Park Service’s website Inventory of Historic Light Stations in Delaware
Existing Historic Tower:
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
Owner/Manager: State of Delaware.
Open to the Public? Yes, on accompanied tours only
National Register Status: PART OF LISTING; Reference #89000289
Name of Listing: NATIONAL HARBOR OF REFUGE & DELAWARE BREAKWATER HARBOR HISTORIC DISTRICT
SIGNIFICANT AS BREAKWATER; WITH LIGHTSHIPS, TOOK OVER DUTIES OF CAPE HENLOPEN LIGHT
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