Cape St. George Lighthouse
On Friday, October 2, 2005 The Cape St. George
Lighthouse collapsed into
the Gulf of Mexico. On Monday, December 1, 2008 the
was reopened to the public.
The NJLHS was proud to be one of the contributors to the
Tinicum Rear Range Light
Tinicum Light, being in need of new steps leading to the
tower, came to the
NJLHS for assistance. We were happy to help them
complete this project with
memorial funds that had been donated.
Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation
The Preservation Fund was able to make a donation to the
FKRLF to help
with their quest to take over some of the reef lights
for the purpose of
opening them to the public.
Cleaning Lighthouse Fresnel Lenses
NJLHS volunteers (Wandering Wickies) were able
to clean two display Fresnel lenses.
One was at the Barnegat Light Museum and the
other was at the Cape May County Museum.
Pictures are from the Cape May County Museum.
Standing left to right: Jim Cope, John Ade
Patty Ade, Karl Fahringer, Elinor Veit
Eugene Goch, Rich Veit & Carol Goch.
Kneeling in front: Nanacy Cope &
Pictured with the Wickies is Pary Tell(white
Executive Director of the Cape May County Museum
Finns Point Finnís Point was given $2,400.00
to refurbish the railing on the
outer deck of the lantern room.It
was asked what the
State of New Jersey put in?At
this time, the State of New Jersey
is not in control of the light.The
Fish and Wildlife is and they told
the Friends of the Light that if the rail
was not fixed, no one would be
allowed to climb.The original idea was a
full jumperís cage, but it was
decided to just add 18 inches to make the
rail 4 to 4.5 feet high. This satisfied the Fish and Wildlife
directors and climbing is allowed.