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: Communications • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list.
Location. 39° 45.856′ N, 74° 6.364′ W. Marker is in Barnegat Light, New Jersey, in Ocean County. Marker can be reached from Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Barnegat
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade (here, next to this marker); Vigilant Guardian (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); Massacre at Long Beach (about 400 feet away); How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Barnegat Light.
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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 792 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 20, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.