This Mysterious Abandoned Lighthouse In Delaware Will Haunt Your Dreams

The shallow Mispillion River leads to Milford, which was once a prosperous shipbuilding town. When local merchants had a hard time getting through the tidal river, Congress decided that the Mispillion lighthouse needed to be erected. The project began in 1831, and was a difficult structure to maintain throughout its entire life. It served until 1986, and was in disrepair for decades prior. The story of this lighthouse, once washed away by floodwater and burned to the ground by a lightning strike, has a truly unbelievable ending.

Have you seen Shipbuilder’s Square? Can you find the Mispillion Lighthouse, finally standing on solid ground, safe from the natural disasters that tried so hard to ruin the light?

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