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

Sandy Hook Souvenir Covers postmarked at the 250th Anniversary are available.
Click here to view and get ordering information.

Upcoming Events
Meetings & Previous Meeting Minutes
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Updated 9/25/2015
     December 12th Meeting:
          Mastoris Restaurant
        144 Route 130,
        Junction of routes 130 and 206


Latest site updates w/links

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Updated 9/24/2015
       Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Info.
      October 17-18, 2015     

     Check Out - 'Non NJLHS Events'

Calendar photo 2015 contest finalists.

Western Lake Michigan
                     2015 trip pictures

                     by: Judy and Mike Boucher
                           Bill Mc Kelvey
                    All 8 days are now posted

     NJLHS 2016 September Trip Info
       National Lighthouse Day Presidential Decree.
      Visit the updated Preservation page.           
     Watch HD lighthouse videos.

      Finns point Gift Shop now a reality.

     Old Orchard Lighthouse destroyed.
    New t-shirt available.

    See photos of previous trips.  
     View past issues of the "Beam"
         All issues thru Dec 2013 are posted
         Updated 10/1/2014.    

  Previous Meeting minutes are now online.


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

To join the NJLHS,
Give a gift membership
or change your address

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Link to:
My Favorite

New Photos added  7/27/2015

   Online Library  

Read old and historic books online
Downloadable versions available

Sunshine Notes:
Passing of Richard Veit

 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.


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



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

Trivia Questions
Updated 12/3/14

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Some of New Jersey's treasures

Cape May
Sandy Hook

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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