“Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” To Raise Funds For Preservation

Cape May Lighthouse (Photo courtesy of The Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities)

STATE — New Jersey lighthouses and selected museums will again be hosting the “Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey” weekend on Saturday, Oct. 15 and Sunday, Oct. 16. Take the challenge, tour the state and visit each lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for more than a century. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about our state and country’s history.

Begin the challenge at any of the participating lighthouses, and purchase a souvenir pamphlet for a dollar, which will be used with stickers as proof of your visit at each lighthouse and will be your souvenir to commemorate your participation in the event. Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found at participating lighthouse and museum websites and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org and www.visitnj.org. You can also find the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ on Facebook and communicate with other lighthouse fans. Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Barnegat, Cape May, Sandy Hook, Tinicum and Tuckers Seaport.

The following lighthouses and museums invite the public to take advantage of this special weekend to support and preserve the maritime history of our state: Absecon Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Museum, East Point Lighthouse, Finns Point Lighthouse, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Navesink/Twin Lights, U.S. Life Saving Station, Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Sea Girt Lighthouse, Tatham Life Saving Station, Tinicum Lighthouse and Tuckerton Seaport.


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