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  • Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Commission - Maintains the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, First and Central Avenues, North Wildwood, New Jersey, USA 08260. Phone: (609) 522-4520 or (609) 522-2030 for hours and opening dates.
  • Inlet Public/Private Association Inc. - Restoring Absecon Lighthouse in Atlantic City - P.O. Box 1258, Atlantic City, NJ 08404. Jean Muchanic, Executive Director. Phone: (609) 449-1360. Fax: (609) 449-1919. The lighthouse is located at 31 South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. 
  • Maurice River Historical Society - restoring the East Point Lighthouse, southwest of Heislerville, in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Maurice River Historical Society, PO Box 141, Heislerville, NJ 08324 Phone: (856) 451-2620, Gail Robinson, President or (856) 546-7810, Al Smith, Secretary.
  • Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC) - Box 164, Cape May, New Jersey, USA 08204. Restoring the Cape May Lighthouse. Phone: (609) 884-5404.
  • New Jersey Coastal Heritage Trail Route - Was established in 1988 "to provide for public appreciation, education, understanding and enjoyment" of the many natural and cultural sites associated with the coast of New Jersey. Five themes define different aspects of cultural life: maritime history, coastal habitats, wildlife migration, historic settlements, and relaxation and inspiration. The Maritime History is open to the public at this time. Lighthouses are a part of the Maritime History theme.
  • Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee - restoring and maintaining the Sea Girt Lighthouse, Beacon Blvd. and Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt, New Jersey.
  • State of New Jersey - Travel and Tourism, Free NJ guide books including a NJ lighthouse guide
  • Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse Society - P.O. Box 176, Paulsboro, NJ 08066. Phone: (856) 423-2545 or (856) 423-1505, or e-mail at info@tinicumrearrangelighthouse.org
  • Tuckerton Seaport - The Tucker's Island Lighthouse is the signature building in the new Tuckerton Seaport. The lighthouse features exhibits telling the history of the U.S. Lifesaving Service, Barnegat Bay pirates, and the history of the bay. The original lighthouse was built on Tucker's Island in 1848, reconstructed in 1867 and again, to its current form, in 1879. The lighthouse fell into the sea on October 12, 1927. It has been replicated as part of the Tuckerton Seaport, a project of the Barnegat Bay Decoy & Baymen's Museum Inc.The Seaport is an historic working maritime village on 40 acres along Tuckerton Creek and features demonstrations, hands-on workshops and special events. The Seaport is located at 120 West Main Street (Route 9), Tuckerton, NJ 08087. The Seaport may be reached by phone at (609)296-8868, e-mail at tuckcport@aol.com or by mail at P.O. Box 52, 120 West Main Street, Tuckerton, NJ 08087.
  • Twin Lights Historical Society Page


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  • Delaware Bay Lighthouse Keeper's & Friends Association - an organization whose goal is to bring together former keeper's, relatives, and others that care about the preservation of our historic Delaware Bay Lighthouses. Membership is $15.00 (single) or $20.00 (family) annually. For more info send email to: DBLHKeeperFriend@aol.com
  • Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Project- Photos, descriptions, and historical information on all of the Chesapeake Bay area lighthouses. Also includes charts, weather links, and some peripheral information.
  • Delaware River & Bay Lighthouse Foundation, Inc. - (D.R.B.L.H.F.) is a non-profit[501(c)(3)] organization whose mission is to serve as a catalyst for the preservation and restoration of our historic lighthouses on the Delaware River and Bay. The U.S. Coast Guard has granted the ordination a lease on the Harbor of Refuge of Lighthouse, located off Cape Henlopen, in Lewes, Delaware. The purpose of the lease is to allow for the restoration and preservation of the lighthouse., create and educational and interpretive museum of our regions maritime heritage and eventually to make the light accessible for tours to the general public. Membership categories are: Plank Owner, $35.00 a year which includes 4 issues of the organizations quarterly newsletter, The Bay Pilot, a membership card, a certificate suitable for framing, and any material or special reports published during the current year relating to the preservation efforts at the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse; Lifetime Plank Owner, which includes lifetime membership, the organizations quarterly newsletter, a special plank owners plaque commemorating your commitment and and material or special reports published during the current year relating to the preservation efforts at the Harbor of Refuge Lighthouse. Make checks or money orders payable to "Delaware River and Bay Foundation, Inc." and send to Delaware River and Bay Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 708, Lewes, DE 19958. Phone number is (302) 644-7046.
  • Florida Lighthouse Association, 4931 South Peninsula Drive, Ponce Inlet, Florida, 32127. FLA is a state-wide organization to preserve and promote Florida's lighthouses. A newsletter, "The FLA FLASH," is part of your membership. Phone: (904) 761-1821. Fax: (904) 761-1821.
  • Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse, c/o New England Lighthouse Foundation, P.O. Box 889, Wells, Maine, 04090, Phone 207-646-0515. The group is attempting to restore the Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse in Rockland, Maine. It is estimated that it will cost $250,000 to restore the lighthouse. There will be no taxpayer money used to restore the lighthouse. All funds for restoration must come from private donations. Joining the Friends of Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse will automatically enroll you as a member of the New England Lighthouse Foundation also. Dues at Member ($20), Keeper ($50), Headkeeper ($100) and Commissioner ($500). Donations are tax deductible under 501(c3) of the IRS code.
  • Friends of Sequin Island, Attention Troy Wallace, P.O. Box 438 Georgetown, ME 04548. The Friends are maintaining the Sequin Island Light Station.
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Keeper's Association (GLLKA), Originally consisting of an informal gathering of retired lighthouse keepers, their families and friends, the Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association (GLLKA) was officially incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1983, making it one of the nation's longest-lived lighthouse preservation groups.
  • Lighthouserestorations.org, OUR GOAL: To restore, renovate, preserve and operate structures that are part of our heritage and our nationís treasures: lighthouses! (HISTORICALLY SIGNIFICANT STRUCTURES Incorporated, a 501c3. A non profit for the restoration of lighthouses.)
  • National Lighthouse Museum,  St. George, Staten Island, New York, 10301
  • Outer Banks Lighthouse Society, P.O. Box 1005, Morehead City, NC 28557. Phone: (252)247-5436. The Outer Banks Lighthouse Society was organized in 1994 to aid in the preservation of the lighthouses in the area and work with the National Park Service and other agencies and non-profit groups to achieve the safe-keeping of the buildings, artifacts and records of the old United States Lighthouse Establishment, a.k.a. U.S. Light-House Board and Bureau of Lighthouses and U.S. Lighthouse Service. Co-founded by Cheryl Shelton-Roberts and Bruce Roberts, OBLHS is a non-profit and publishes Lighthouse News quarterly. E-mail address is info@outerbankslighthousesociety.org.
  • Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation, Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation, Inc., P. O. Box 413, Lewes, DE 19958, or contact them at webmail@overfalls.org. The foundation is working to restore the Overfalls Lightship (LV118).
  • Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, (Rhode Island), Charlotte Johnson, Executive Director, P.O. Box 1419, Newport, rhode Island, 02840. Phone: (401) 847-4242. Fax: (401) 849-3540.
  • Save the Light, Inc., a group formed to save the Morris Island Lighthouse, Charleston, South Carolina. Mailing address: Save The Light Inc., P.O., Box 12490, Charleston, SC 29422. Phone: (843) 795-8911.
  • SELC - Save Esopus Lighthouse Commission, is working to save the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse, one of the 7 remaining navigational warning lights on the Hudson River. Memberships are: Contributor ($5), Individual ($15), Household ($25), Sponsor ($50), Patron ($100), Benefactor ($500). SELC, P.O. Box 1290, Port Ewen, NY 12455, USA.
  • United States Lighthouse Society (USLHS) - A non-profit Historical & Educational Organization - USLHS, 244 Kearny Street, 5th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94108. Phone: (415) 362-7255. Publishes The Keeper's Log," a quarterly.
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    • New Dungess Chapter, P.O. Box 1283, Sequim, WA 98382. Tel: (360) 683-9166.
    • New York Harbor Lights, Nancy Fiske, President, P.O. Box 40762, Staten Island, NY 10304. Phone: (718) 727-4962, Fax (718) 720-6887.
    • Oregon Chapter, Michael Noack, President, P.O. Box 600, Lakeside, OR 97449.

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