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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

Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
August 2002

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is located in North Wildwood. It opened in 1874. The lighthouse is the only example of a Swiss Gothic building on the East Coast. It has five fireplaces. This makes Hereford Inlet Lighthouse more elegant than other lighthouses built at the same time.

The area originally served as the Hereford Inlet Life Saving Station No. 36. It was turned into a lighthouse to guide coal ships and other boats through the inlet. Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is located on a dune, and the light can be seen for 13 miles.

Hereford Inlet Lightouse photo

A storm severely damaged the foundation of the lighthouse in 1913. Builders moved it further inland to keep further damage from happening. The light was shut off for almost 20 years in the late 1900s. After restoring the lighthouse, the light was turned back on in 1986.

Next: Little Egg Harbor (Tucker's Island)


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