Temporary Light Established: January 1, 1902|
· Description: White frame tower
· Height of Tower: 30-feet
· Original Optic: A “five-day” lens lantern exhibiting a red light
1st Lighthouse Completed: November 20, 1908
· Description: A white, hexagonal, three-story, frame structure, with lead colored trim and a black lantern atop a brown, cylindrical, iron foundation.
· Height of Tower: 52-feet
· Original Optic: Fourth Order Fresnel Lens (IOV) flashing white every 10 seconds
· Fog Signal: First-class siren operated by compressed air
· Fate / Disposition: A series of storms from 1918 through the early 1920s eventually rendered the lighthouse inhabitable and it was subsequently dismantled by the United States Lighthouse Service in 1925.
2nd Lighthouse Completed: November 15, 1926
· Description: A white, conical, metal tower topped by a black lantern. The superstructure rests on a black, trumpet shaped, iron caisson built into the breakwater. The pier is lined inside with reinforced concrete and the tower with brick. The whole structure is supported upon a heavy block of concrete lying within the breakwater.
· Height of Tower: 76-feet
· Focal Plane: 72-feet
· Original Optic: Fourth Order (four-panel) Fresnel Lens (IOV) with a single flash every 10 seconds. The lens revolved on ball bearings and was driven by a clockwork mechanism activated by weights within a hollow central iron column.
· Transition Optic: DCB-36 Aero Beacon operated by commercial power
· Current Optic: Vega VRB-25 operated by solar power and displaying a flashing white light every 5 seconds that is visible for 19 miles
· Equipped with a Red Sector? Yes...visible for 16 miles
· Emergency Optic: 250-mm lantern operated by solar power and visible up to 9 miles
· Fresnel Lens Disposition: Unknown
· Original Fog Signal: Unkown
· Current Fog Signal: FA/232 operated by solar power and emitting 2 blasts every 30 seconds
· Automated: December 1973
· Status of Lighthouse: Active aid to navigation
· Date Deactivated: N/A
· Site Manager: Delaware River and Bay Lighthouse Foundation
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