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Brandywine Shoal Lighthouse,
Brandywine Shoal, NJ
(sometimes listed as DE)
*Dates of operation~~ 1914-present
*Building Material~~ Cast iron on a concrete caisson
*Tower~~ 45 feet
*Elevation~~ On a concrete caisson 24 feet above the water level.
*Markings~~ White w/ red top
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white every 10 seconds w/ a red sector
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to lantern)
*Automated~~ 1974
*Original Lens~~ Third Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Acrylic optic, solar powered
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ Brandywine Shoal Lighthouse Inc
*Waterway Location~~ Delaware Bay
*Significant Feature~~ The first lighthouse built at this location in 1850 was the first
screwpile lighthouse to be built in the U. S.       

       LINKS
Official lighthouse website
http://brandywineshoal.org/

Lighthouse Friends lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=382

Bob Trapani, Jr.'s interesting article on why shoal lights have red sectors
http://www.stormheroes.com/aton/redsectors.htm

Amateur video of outside of lighthouse
www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpaR8Q7uPpE
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