Delaware River and Bay Authority
The exterior of this lighthouse was renovated in 1999.
Tower Height: 49
Height of Focal Plane: 61
Description of Tower: Brown, conical cast iron
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1885
Date Present Tower Built: 1885
Date Deactivated: 1996
Optics: 1885: Fourth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Daymark.
Open To Public? No.
Accessible by boat only. The lighthouse is visible from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Ava Boczko-Pan writes in October 2002: "A better view can be found from the state park (Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware) down the road from the ferry terminal. After a nice walk on the beach we got a closer view of both (Delaware Breakwater and Harbor of Refuge Light). Probably best seen at sunset for maximum impact, or during a clear morning with the sun behind you."
Listed on the
National Register of Historic Places