Sharkfin Shoal Lighthouse

Photo Courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard
Sharkfin Shoal Light was constructed as a cottage screwpile lighthouse in 1892 with a fourth-order Fresnel lens. It was located two miles southwest of Clay Island at the Nanticoke River. This lighthouse replaced the Clay Island Light that was located two miles to the northeast.
The lighthouse was demolished in 1964 and a skeletal tower was constructed on the original screwpile foundation. The tower is accessible only by boat.

Head Keepers: Thomas T. Cole (1892 – 1903), Henry C. Sterling (1903 – 1904), William R. Schoenfelder (1904), Walter C. Carew (1904 – at least 1925), Joseph D. Elliot (at least 1939), Henry Bradford (at least 1940), Charles E. Palmquist (1947)

Assistants:  Walter S. Brown (1892 – 1900), D.A. White (1900 – 1901), J.H. Wainwright (1901), Henry C. Sterling (1901 – 1902), Walter C. Carew (1902 – 1904), Clinton B. Gray (1904 – 1905), Calvin H. Bozman (1905 – 1909), Addison S. Hall (1909 – 1914), Henry T. McGrath (at least 1915 – at least 1917), Ulman Owens (1918 – 1924), Bertie E. Ford (at least 1930), Raymond C. Peters (at least 1939)

Updated 5/8/2019


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GPS: 38.2020,-75.9868

 

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