Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keepers
& Friends Association, Inc.
"Our mission is to preserve the history of the Delaware Bay
and River Lighthouses, Lightships and their Keepers."
Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
Paulsboro, New Jersey
The Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse was first lit on December 31, 1880. The black, skeletal frame work of the tower is hexagonal with a cast iron stairway ascending a cylindrical shell to the watch room and lantern room above. Even though the surrounding dwelling was vacated and the building fell into a deteriorated condition, the light tower was still needed and has remained in continuous operation. Although the tower had been closed it has been reopened to visitors on certain weekends.