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What is a Lighthouse?

What Lighthouses Look Like

Lighthouse Lights

Lighthouse History

Barnegat Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

Little Egg Harbor (Tucker's Island)

Miah Maull Shoal

Navesink Light (Twin Lights)

Passaic and Bergen Point Lighthouses

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Sea Girt Lighthouse

 

 

Coloring Book Pages (pdf):

Jaypeg Does the Cape May Lighthouse Windows

Zeero Runs the Lighthouse

 
East Point Lighthouse
August 2002

The last working lighthouse on the Delaware Bay shoreline is the East Point Lighthouse. It is located near the Maurice River in Cumberland County. It was built in 1849 and began operating in 1852. It’s the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey that is still standing.

For almost 100 years the East Point Lighthouse helped commercial oyster fishers navigate through the Delaware Bay. In 1941 the light was shut off because of World War II. After the war ended it wasn’t turned back on. An accidental fire in the early 1970s damaged the building.. The Maurice River Historical Society rebuilt the building. The Coast Guard relit the light in 1980.

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