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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse

The Delaware Breakwater East End Light Lighthouse is located in the Delaware Bay, off the coast of Cape Henlopen in Lewes. The lighthouse was constructed in 1885 and was deactivated in 1996. It stands 49 feet tall with a focal height of 60 1/2 feet. The cast iron structure features a 3-story keeper's quarter and has a conical tower with a balcony.
Delaware Breakwater East End Light Lighthouse

We had the opportunity to see the lighthouse while on a chartered fishing boat. If you look on a map you'll find it located at the mouth of the Delaware Bay on the Breakwater. It's currently owned by the state of Delaware and is open every summer for regularly scheduled tours. If you're not interested in a tour...the light can be viewed from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry or from Cape Henlopen State Park.

You'll want to check out their website for an updated schedule and information. You can connect with them on Facebook too.  If you're a lighthouse lover, you'll want to add this one to you must-see bucket list. The photograph doesn't do it any justice!

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