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Name: Fishing Battery Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Havre de Grace, Maryland, United States

Location: Upper Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna River

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Managing Organization:
Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge


The lighthouse was replaced by an automated light on a steel tower in 1921. Since then it has been severely endangered by neglect. The property became part of the Susquehanna National Wildlife Refuge (a satellite of the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge) in 1942.

Height of Focal Plane: 32

Description of Tower: Tower on roof of keeper's house.

Listed on the Lighthouse Digest Doomsday List of endangered lighthouses.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral two story brick keeper's dwelling.

Date Established: 1853

Date Present Tower Built: 1853

Date Deactivated: 1921

Optics: 1853: Sixth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Abandoned.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse can be seen offshore, 2.5 miles from Swan Creek Point. It is best seen by boat.

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