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Fenwick Island Light
Fenwick Island, Delaware

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 7.0 (3 reviews)

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General Information
Date Established: 1859
Date Present Tower Built: 1859
Date Automated: 1940
Height of Tower: 84 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 83 ft.

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Open to Public?: Yes

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Description
Fenwick Lighthouse was built in 1858 to warn ships away from the Fenwick Shoal. The lens that magnifies the light was imported from France. First the light burned whale oil-later kerosene. At the present time the light operates automatically by electricity.

Photo Credits: Patti (#4)
Description Credit: Patrice


Submitted by: Cary Date of last review: Tue Oct 10, 2006 Views: 3453

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Patti

Joined: 16 Jul 2006
Posts: 46
Review Date: Thu Aug 17, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 6 

 
Pros: Easy to access, no hiking required
Cons: Large fence around it, not close to water

Fenwick Island Lighthouse is situated in a residential neighborhood without a view of the water. It is a historic lighthouse and is a good lighthouse to visit if you are already in the area, but I wouldn't travel too far out of your way to see it, especially if it is at a time when the tower isn't open.
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ericlighthouse

Joined: 23 Aug 2006
Posts: 108
Review Date: Thu Aug 24, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Tower appears to be in good shape.
Cons: Can not climb the tower

We got to look in the door way but were not allowed even to stand inside the tower.
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Patrice

Joined: 10 Oct 2006
Posts: 6
Review Date: Tue Oct 10, 2006 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 10 

 
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I lived in Delaware for three years,so I drove by this lighthouse almost everyday. Although I was never inside I did take some photos. This is one of my favorite lighthouses.
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