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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

Passaic and Bergen Point Lighthouses
August 2002

Not all lighthouses were built on the New Jersey shore or in South Jersey. The Passaic Lighthouse guided boats through Newark Bay and the Passaic River. It was an active aid to navigation from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The government closed the lighthouse because they didn’t need it.

Bergen Point Lighthouse was built on Newark Bay. It was 50 feet from the New York border. Bergen Point Lighthouse was built in 1849. The lighthouse had six rooms and was two and a half stories high. It cost about $5,000 to build. It was torn down in the mid-1900s and replaced with a skeleton tower.

Bergen Point Lighthouse photo

Next: Sandy Hook Lighthouse


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