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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

Barnegat Lighthouse
August 2002

There were two lighthouses built in Barnegat. The first opened in 1835 was only 40 feet tall. Sailors complained that the light wasn’t strong enough to see. Years later, erosion caused the ocean to come in and surround the lighthouse. It later collapsed.

Builders used this chance to make a stronger, better lighthouse. They built it so well that it’s still standing today. The Barnegat Lighthouse is four times bigger than the original lighthouse. At 165 feet, it’s the second tallest lighthouse in New Jersey. They built it further from the ocean than the first, so it wouldn’t fall in again.

A clock mechanism rotated the light. The keeper wound the mechanism hourly during the night to keep the light working. You can bet he didn’t sleep at nights!


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