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Name: Fourteen Foot Bank Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Bowers Beach, Delaware, United States

Location: Delaware Bay, near Delaware River.

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Photo: Robert Deshensky
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Managing Organization:
Private owner.

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

Other Buildings?
Integral 2.5 story keeper's dwelling.

Earlier Towers?
1876: Lightship.

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

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