The NJLHS is a non-profit, tax exempt (501c3), educational corporation dedicated to the history and preservation of lighthouses everywhere, but particularly in the New Jersey region, including Delaware Bay and New York Harbor.
The New Jersey Lighthouse Society
was formed in 1989 as a state chapter of the United
States Lighthouse Society. Founder Jack Granger,
with the help of Jim Gowdy and Kim Ruth, surveyed
over 150 New Jersey members of the USLHS to gauge
interest in beginning a state chapter. About 40
people responded to the survey and 18 people
attended our first meeting, at the Atlantic County
Library in June, 1989. From this meeting the United
States Lighthouse Society - New Jersey Chapter was
formed. In 1994, the Chapter became the New Jersey
Lighthouse Society. Its membership has grown to
about 500 members.
The society is
supported by dues, which cover operating expenses,
newsletter production and mailings. Dues are for
the calendar year and are $20.00 for single
membership and $25.00 for family.