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Barnegat Light in Ocean County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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Barnegat Lighthouse

 
 
Barnegat Lighthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
1. Barnegat Lighthouse Marker
Inscription.  
Built 1857-58 by the Federal Lighthouse Board. First Lighted January 1, 1859.

The present lighthouse replaced an earlier lighthouse built in 1834. The height of the light above sea level is 165 feet. Barnegat Lighthouse was built as a 1st order light, and was originally equipped with a Fresnel lens.

Ownership of the lighthouse was transferred to the State of New Jersey in 1926. The light was extinguished on January 1, 1944. Barnegat Lighthouse was placed on the New Jersey State Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1971.
 
Erected by New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 1, 1858.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 39° 45.856′ N, 74° 6.364′ W. Marker was in Barnegat
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Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker could be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Barnegat Light NJ 08006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Barnegat Lighthouse (here, next to this marker); Vigilant Guardian (within shouting distance of this marker); Lighthouse Keepers of Barnegat Light (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Salty Survivors (within shouting distance of this marker); Maritime Forest Trail (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Maritime Sentinels (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker.
 
Also see . . .  Barnegat Lighthouse State Park. New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry website. (Submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
Markers in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
2. Markers in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Barnegat Lighthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
3. Barnegat Lighthouse
The marker is located at the base of this tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 891 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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