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Name: Finns Point Rear Range Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Pennsville, New Jersey, United States

Location: Entrance to Delaware River, Delaware Bay.

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Photo: Bob Trapani, Delaware River & Bay LH Foundation

Managing Organization:
Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

Telephone: 856-935-1487


This lighthouse was transferred to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1952. It was restored in the 1980s thanks to local preservationists. The keeper's house was demolished after repeated vandalism.

Tower Height: 115

Height of Focal Plane: 105

Description of Tower: Black, hexagonal pyramidal skeletal tower with central cylinder.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Oil house.

Date Established: 1877

Date Present Tower Built: 1877

Date Deactivated: 1950

Date Automated: 1934

Optics: 1877: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed).

Current Use: Attraction in wildlife refuge.

Open To Public? Yes (see note below).

Follow Route 49 into Pennsville. The lighthouse is at the corner of Fort Mott & Lighthouse Roads in Pennsville. The lighthouse is open the third Sunday of each month from April to October, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. (NOTE: In September 2006, it was announced that the lighthouse is closed until further notice, due to downsizing in the staff and budget of the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge.)

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