NJLHS  Mission

The New Jersey Lighthouse Society (NJLHS) was formed in 1989 as a state chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society. In 1994, the chapter became the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, one of the largest regional lighthouse societies in the United States. The society counts among its membership more than 1000 people throughout the United States and the world.

The Society is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history about and to support the preservation of lighthouses everywhere. The main focus of the NJLHS in these efforts is on the New Jersey, Delaware Bay and New York Harbor regions. Every year, the organization raises funds to help benefit the lighthouses in these areas. Society membership is very active in helping to preserve the
lighthouses of the Garden State.

Please explore this website and learn more about NJLHS. Thanks for visiting.


  >>>> URGENT MESSAGE - PLEASE READ <<<<

As per The New Jersey Lighthouse Society, Inc. Constitution under Article II – PURPOSE, our fourth purpose states:

"Mentoring, supporting and assisting the efforts of the individuals, preservation groups
 and private corporations dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibit and operation of Lighthouses."

We are publishing on our website a copy of a letter from Steve Murray, Chairman of
Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse,
111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood, N.J. 08210.  He is asking for our help.


View various letters/comments/etc


Read Steve Murry's urgent letter


Read news article/comments from NJ.COM/Star Ledger

Mayor puts locks on Hereford. Read notice


In due respect to mayor Rosenello, this is an email received from him in
response to one sent to him by a concern member of NJLHS. It is
a prepared response.


Editorial from the Press of Atlantic City


Suggested protest letter

As a NJ Historic Preservation Group and in support of our colleagues with the "Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse", we have posted a suggested protest letter for your use. This letter is meant for the NJ Historic Preservation Office and formatted as such. It asks they intervene in the conflict between the "Friends" and the City Council of North Wildwood over who will manage the Lighthouse. Please feel free to edit it, add to it, or write your own version. Then please send it to the address listed below in advance of the proposed agreement termination date of 31 December, 2017.

Director Katherine Marcopul
NJ Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 420
501 East State St. 4th floor
Trenton, NJ 08625 0420                                                                     CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO LETTER



 
Upcoming Events
Meetings & Previous Meeting Minutes
       Updated 12/9/2017

Latest site updates w/links
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 more information

Updated 9/25/17
 
 
Lake Havasu and West pictures are
 posted, along with Trip to Montauk

Pictures from the Holiday Luncheon
at Mastories


   PICTURES FROM JUNE 25TH 2016 MEETING
                Celebrating 26 years since NJLHS first visited a
                lighthouse as an organization. Pictures taken at
                Absecon Light.
        

   
              
      2018 Calendar Photo Contest Finalists & winners.

      2019 Calendar Photo Contest Categories

        
Sandy Hook Souvenir Covers postmarked at the
      250th  Anniversary are available.
     
Click here to view and get ordering information.
   
         
      Visit the updated Preservation page.           
             
      Finns point Gift Shop now a reality.
       
     New t-shirt available.           
   
      View past issues of the "Beam"
         All issues thru Dec 2016 are posted
         Updated 11/23/2017.    
  

  
  Previous Meeting minutes are now online.

     Maryland Lighthouse Challenge 9/16 & 17

           

National Lighthouse Museum
Join us in our Challenge!
Click for details.
Upcoming events
and misc info.

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Give a gift membership
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Link to:
My Favorite
Lighthouse
Photos

 


   Online Library  

Read old and historic books online
Downloadable versions available







Sunshine Notes:
Passing of:
Carol G. Ruhl
Laura Portee
Frank L. Trafford
J. Randolph Walton
Mary Catherine Kennedy
Mary Catherine Kennedy


 Updated Video Page

  Now with HD videos






Some info on the first Lighthouse

Lighthouse Of Alexandria Sketch



The Wisdom of Will Rogers:
Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.


Did you know!!!
More than half of the coastline of the USA is in Alaska.
Antartica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
There are no natural lakes in Ohio, everyone is manmade.


WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LIGHTHOUSE !

1} South & North Mole
2} Europa Point
3} Gibb’s Hill
4} Cabo Espiritu Santo
5} Punta Celerain
6} Elbow Cay
7} Rubjerg Fyr
8} Inishowen Head
9} South Stack
10} Tranoy Fyr

CLICK HERE FOR ANSWERS

MATCH NUMBERS COLUMN WITH ALPHA COLUMN

A} Jutland, Denmark
B} Hamaroy, Norway
C} Cozumel, Mexico
D} Holyhead, Wales
E} Freemantle, Australia
F} Gibraltar
G} Southampton, Bermuda
H} Strait of Magellan, Chile
I} Abaco Island, Bahamas
J} County Donegal, Ireland




Some of New Jersey's treasures

Cape May
Sandy Hook
Absecon
Barnegat


A few facts about Atlantic City
--  It is the home of the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey with 228 steps reaching 171 feet. It is the 
    third tallest in the United States.
-- The boardwalk was the first built in the United States. Built in 1870.
-- The boardwalk Convention Hall is home to the largest pipe organ in the world. With over 33,000
    pipes, it is the loudest and largest musical instrument in the world.
-- The Miss America competition was originated here back in 1921.


If you found the information on this site helpful/informative/useful and would like
 to contribute to the efforts of the NJLHS, a 501c3 organization,
 please make a donation to:
 NJLHS, PO Box 332, Navesink, NJ 07752-0332.

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