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Home > Delaware > Milford+vicinity > Mispillion Lighthouse, Beacon Tower, South bank of Mispillion River at it confluence wi, Milford, Sussex County, DE



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Location
South bank of Mispillion River at it confluence wi, Milford+vicinity, DE

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER DE-23-A
Building/structure dates: 1924 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1929 subsequent work
Significance: The beacon tower is associated with Mispillion Lighthouse, one of three surviving lighthouses in Delaware, and is an early example of the importance of steel-frame tower construction in providing reliable, unmanned aids to navigation in remote areas.

Related Names
Boucher, Jack E., Photographer
Massey, James C., Historian
Maxwell, Shirley, Historian


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
Southeast (front) elevation


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