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11427b. (photo) Christiana Beacon Light c.1900.

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11427b. (photo) Christiana Beacon Light c.1900.

11427b. (photo) Christiana Beacon Light c.1900. Also known as the Christiana North Jetty Light, it was first established as a beacon on a post in1884 near Wilmington , Delaware . Later a lens lantern or acetylene light was mounted on this wood frame tower at the end of the jetty that housed a fog bell. The light operated in conjunction with the Christiana Lighthouse and was connected by an electrical line to activate the fog bell striker. The bell was a 2,100 pound fog bell. In 1884 the beacon is listed as showing a fixed white light and in 1901 a fixed red light. Rare image of this little known light. Measures 2 ¼” x 3 ¼” on remains of album page. Clean, clear. (VG+). $16.