Lighthouses (HMPS3)

Location: Lewes, DE 19958 Sussex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 46.901', W 75° 7.823'

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Lewes Maritime History Trail

Two of the many lighthouses that have guided mariners on Delaware Bay for nearly 250 years can be seen from Lewes beach.
The rust-colored Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse was built in 1885. It replaced an earlier lighthouse that was located near what is now the middle of the inner breakwater. East End was known as " the noisiest light on the Bay" because its fog signal trumpeted almost constantly during harsh winters.
The black-and-white Harbor of Refuge Light Station was built in 1926. Its perch, where the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean slam together at the south end of the outer breakwater, is known as one of America's most turbulent lighthouse locations. The present iron structure was built after an earlier wooden one survived only 20 years before being destroyed by storms.
HM NumberHMPS3
Placed ByCity of Lewes
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Date Added Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 at 5:56am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 488675 N 4292558
Decimal Degrees38.78168333, -75.13038333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 46.901', W 75° 7.823'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 46' 54.06" N, 75° 7' 49.38" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 138 Bayview Ave, Lewes DE 19958, US
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