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Name: Liston Range Front Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Port Penn, Delaware, United States

Location: Entrance to Delaware River.

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Photo: Bob Trapani, Delaware River and Bay Foundation
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Managing Organization:
Private owner

The active light on a skeleton tower is still maintained by the Coast Guard. It stands near the 1908 combination dwelling/lighthouse, which is now privately owned.

Height of Focal Plane: 45

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off.

Description of Tower: White steel skeleton tower.

This light is operational

Other Buildings?
Two-story wood frame dwelling.

Earlier Towers?
1904: Lantern post with triangular slatted daymark. 1908: Square wooden tower on the roof of the dwelling.

Date Established: 1904

Date Present Tower Built: 1953

Date Automated: 1948

Optics: c. 1916: Fourth order Fresnel lens (from Macbeth Company in Pittsburgh, PA).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, private dwelling.

Open To Public? No.

Located along the Delaware River near Route 2 in Fort Penn. Keep in mind that the lighthouse is private property; be sure to respect the privacy of the owners.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places

Keepers: George Washington Duncan (1904-1906), Edward W. Long (1906-?), J. E. Lauer (?), William J. Salmons (?), Harry Spencer (1927-1943), Sophia Spencer (1943-c. 1948)

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