Social Icons

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Harbor of Refuge Light Lighthouse in Delaware

The Harbor of Refuge Light is a lighthouse that is located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay. It was first constructed in 1908 and first lit in 1926. It has been automated since December 1973 with a light that flashes every 5 seconds and can be seen for 19 nautical miles.

Overall it stands approximately 76 feet tall and features 3 stories of living space. Its done in the traditional hexagon shape with a white and black color scheme. It sits on a man-made rocky jetty and is only accessible by boat or ferry.
Harbor of Refuge Light Lighthouse in Delaware

If you would like to personally visiting the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse you will need to schedule a tour. These tours are open to the public and are available on a first-come, first-served, scheduled basis. can see it and ride by it on a chartered fishing boat...but are not permitted to visit the property unless on an official tour.

The history on the Harbor of Refuge Light is available online at along with photographs of the lighthouse over the years.

Note: You can double-click on the image to have it automatically open up in a new browsing window and in an enlarged size. This will allow you to see the details while keeping our travel blog mobile reader-friendly. Thanks!

No comments: