Cape Henlopen Station Site

Lewes, DE

Also known as Cape Henlopen

The Cape Henlopen Station Site site was established in 1876


This is not an active site. It was active 1876-1937 (Listed as inactive 1938-1941)


This site was closed (in) 1937


This is the original site location


Designation number: 140

Station closed in 1937. 1876 station house was destroyed when the site was washed away ca. 1940. Site underwater.

Station Site Notes:

1874 arrangements made for erection; 1875 in the process of construction, to be completed by Jan 1, 1876; 1884 enlargement and improvements?; 1885 completed? (USLSS Annual Reports). A new site was acquired in 1897. Discontinued in 1937 (USCG Historian's Website).

Buildings at this Station Site

There are no surviving station houses at this site.

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