In a government auction the lighthouse was sold on September 4, 2007 for $200,000 to California lawyer Michael L. Gabriel.
The 4th order Fresnel lens is now on display at the Lewes Historical Society’s Cannonball House in Lewes, Delaware.
Tower Height: 40
Height of Focal Plane: 59
Description of Tower: White, square cast iron tower with integral keeper's quarters on cylindrical cast iron and concrete caisson.
This light is operational
Integral 2.5 story keeper's dwelling.
Date Established: 1876
Date Present Tower Built: 1888
Date Automated: 1972
Optics: 1888: Fourth order Fresnel lens, now modern solar powered optic.
Fog Signal: Automated horn.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only.
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places