Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse: NRHP

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The Lighthouse Challenge of NJ celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2019. I visited about half of the participating sites, focusing on the ones I didn’t see in 2018.


I arrived at the first stop on my list, the Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse, right at dawn. I climbed the stairs to the top to watch the sun rise over Philadelphia.


Tinicum is in Paulsboro, NJ and is one of a pair of lights marking a section of the Delaware River. It is still an active navigational aid. By aligning the front and rear range lights and aiming for the center, ship avoid Little Tinicum Island as the travel up the Delaware.


The light…

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