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Name: Cape Henlopen Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Cape Henlopen, Delaware, United States

Location: Delaware Bay, approach to Philadelphia.

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Photo: U.S. Coast Guard
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This lighthouse collapsed due to erosion in 1926.

Tower Height: 93

Height of Focal Plane: 126

Description of Tower: Octagonal stone tower.

This light is not operational

Date Established: 1767

Date Deactivated: 1924

Optics: 1855: First order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Destroyed.

Keepers: Abraham Hargis (1797-1813); John Ware (1813-1827); Kendall Baston (Bates?) (1827-1838); ? McCracken (1838-1839); Asa Clifton (1839-1848); William Elligood (1849-?); Dagworthy Derrickson Joseph (1867-? at least 1910); Henry D. Joseph (assistant, c. 1870s-1880s)

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