Lewes in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse
Erected 2004 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-185.)
Location. 38° 46.933′ N, 75° 7.092′ W. Marker is Touch for map. Located within the Cape May-Lewes Ferry Terminal. Marker is in this post office area: Lewes DE 19958, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Breakwaters (a few steps from this marker); Delaware Pilots (within shouting distance of this marker); Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Unknown Sailors' Cemetery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Menhaden Fisheries (approx. 0.7 miles away); Lighthouses (approx. 0.7 miles away); German Submarine at Cape Henlopen (approx. 0.9 miles away); Quarantine Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lewes.
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1. Delaware Breakwater East End Lighthouse. Life at the lighthouse was difficult. The tower was cramped. The exterior diameter measured only 22 feet at the base and 18 feet at the watch level. In addition, the heavy fog at the cape meant that the fog signal was constantly blaring. (Submitted on January 3, 2011.)
2. Delaware Breakwater. During its first decade of operation, the breakwater lighthouse’s fog signal was typically in operation for an average of between 400 and 500 hours a year. However, for the last half of 1904 and first half of 1905 the signal was blasting for an amazing 645 hours. (Submitted on January 3, 2011.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 577 times since then. Photos: 1. submitted on January 1, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. 2. submitted on January 3, 2011, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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