Port Penn Front Range Light

Port Penn Front Range Light (HM6S1)

Location: Middletown, DE 19709 New Castle County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 29.536', W 75° 35.359'

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In 1875, Congress approved funding to build several lighthouses along this segment of the Delaware River. This site was purchased in April 1876, and by December the Port Penn Front Range Light was completed. Constructed under the direction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, it was a two story frame structure with a lantern room above. The light was powered by a double-wick oil burner. The floors below served as living space for the lighthouse keeper and his family. Keepers were Henry C. Walter (1876-1885) and George W. Duncan (1885-1904). The facility was renovated and expanded circa 1898. Due to changes in the shipping channel, the light was closed in October 1904. The property was sold as surplus in 1911.
HM NumberHM6S1
Marker NumberNC-131
Year Placed2003
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, August 31st, 2014 at 9:10pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] NATHAN MYERS  [2] NATHAN MYERS  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 449325 N 4371572
Decimal Degrees39.49226667, -75.58931667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 29.536', W 75° 35.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 29' 32.16" N, 75° 35' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1704-1798 DE-9, Middletown DE 19709, US
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