Finn's Point Rear Range Light
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Finn's Point Quick Facts

Year Station Established: 1877

Is the Light operational? No

Year Light First Lit:

Year Deactivated: 1950

Shape: Skeletal w/ Cylinder

Tower Height: 115   ft.

Original Optic: Fresnel

Present Optic: Removed

Existing Keepers Quarters? No



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Finn's Point Rear Range Lighthouse
Pennsville, NJ

Cyberlights Lighthouses - Finn's Point Rear Range Lighthouse

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Last Visited: October, 2001

History:
The Finns Point Front and Rear Range lights served as a point of entry and exit between the Delaware Bay and River for maritime traffic moving up and down the river. In 1950, after the Army Corps of Engineers dredged the river channel to 800 feet wide and 40 feet deep, the Finns Point range lights became obsolete.

The light was restored in 1983 through the efforts of the "Save the Lighthouse Committee," a local citizen's group, and by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Interpretive exhibits demonstrate how range lights were used by mariners navigating the river channel.

Source: National Park Service

Hours:
Today the lighthouse is part of the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge and is open the third Sunday of each month, April to October, from 12 to 4pm.

Latitude/Longitude: 39.617136,-75.53398

Nearest Address: 314 Harrisonville Lighthouse Rd, Pennsville Township, NJ

Directions:
  • Take Route 295 south to exit 1C.
  • Get on Route 551 (N. Hook Road) south for approximately 7 miles to the end.
  • Take a left onto Route 49.
  • Go about 1 mile and take the first right onto Lighthouse Road.
  • Follow Lighthouse Road about 3 miles to lighthouse.


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