Barnegat Lighthouse, New Jersey

by Renae

Ah … this brings back memories of my childhood, when my extended family would stay at Wildwood for two weeks each summer. I remember the boardwalk … seeing Jaws in the theater (it was scary!) … listening to Elton John’s “Diamond Girl” … and going out in a boat at Barnegate!

From the card: “Barnegat Light, the second tallest lighthouse in the United States, was commissioned January 1, 1859. The tower light was 165 feet above sea level. It remained a first-class navigational light until August 1927, when the ‘Barnegat Lightship’ was anchored 8 miles off the coast. The tower’s light was reduced over 80 percent, but it was not extinguished until January 1944.”

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