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Name: Bellevue Range Rear Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Location: Delaware River, mouth of Christina River.

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Photo: Mark Anderson

Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

This lighthouse is on the grounds of a landfill managed by the Delaware Solid Waste Authority. The light was moved to a new structure because of the continued expansion of the landfill. In 2007 under the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act, the lighthouse was offered for free to any qualified nonprofit or other government agency, but no one wanted it.

Tower Height: 104

Height of Focal Plane: 100

Description of Tower: Black, cast iron square pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1909

Date Present Tower Built: 1909

Date Deactivated: 2001

Current Use: Unknown.

Open To Public? No.

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