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Barnegat Light, New Jersey Historical Markers

 
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park image, Touch for more information
By Bill Coughlin, August 19, 2010
Marker in Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — A Vanishing Summer Visitor — Piping Plovers — Coastal Habitats —
The sandy beach is home to breeding pairs of piping plovers (Charadrius melodus). They often follow each around the beach – one watching for predators while the other feeds. When searching for food, they will run a short distance, pause . . . — Map (db m44009) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Andrew Steelman
On October 25, 1782 Andrew Steelman and most of his crew, sleeping on the beach, were killed by Bacon’s Tories. — Map (db m34605) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Barnegat Lighthouse
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 . . . — Map (db m34624) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Birds of the Beach — The Sandy Beach — Coastal Habitats —
The tides and the sandy seashore provide plenty of food for numerous shorebirds. Many different birds coexist here because they feed on slightly different marine and sand dwelling creatures. The body structure and behavior of each species is adapted . . . — Map (db m44008)
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — How Much Water Flows Through Barnegat Inlet
What am I looking at? The shelter in front of you and the equipment attached to the jetty behind you are components of a gauging station. The gauge is equipped to measure the amount of water flowing into and out of Barnegat Bay through . . . — Map (db m88568) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maj. Gen. George Gordon Meade
built this lighthouse in 1858. During the Civil War he commanded the Army of the Potomac, from Gettysburg to Appomattox (1863 – 1865) under Lt. Gen. U. S. Grant. [ Upper Marker: ] A portrait in bronze of the creator of Barnegat Lighthouse . . . — Map (db m34623) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime Forest Trail — Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Take a walk back through time when wooden schooners sailed the seas . . . When Cornelius May christened Barnegat Inlet “Barendegat” or “Breakers Inlet” in 1614, a vast maritime forest covered the barrier islands of New . . . — Map (db m44011) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Maritime Sentinels — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History —
Primary seacoast lights were located to warn mariners of their proximity to land, areas of danger, and to help set their course. Sandy Hook and Navesink Twin Lights marked the entrance to New York Harbor. Cape May and Cape Henlopen Lighthouses . . . — Map (db m34701) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Massacre at Long Beach
October 25, 1782, a British vessel ran aground near Barnegat City and was captured by patriot militiamen under Capt. Andrew Steelman. That night, while sleeping on the beach, Steelman and his men were massacred by Tory raiders led by John Bacon. — Map (db m34603) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Old Salty Survivors — Maritime Forest — Coastal Habitats —
When soil conditions are relatively stable on the barrier island, tree seedlings may begin to grow in the moist protected hollows behind the dunes. These maritime forests must not only take root in constantly shifting sands, but also survive the . . . — Map (db m44013) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — U.S. Merchant Marine WW II Memorial
This monument is a memorial to the U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II and to the Merchant Mariners and Navy Armed Guard who served together aboard cargo ships, troop transports, and oil tankers that delivered war material to our troops overseas. . . . — Map (db m34700) HM
New Jersey (Ocean County), Barnegat Light — Vigilant Guardian — Aids to Navigation — Maritime History —
After a long journey across the Atlantic, mariners bound for New York Harbor welcomed the sight of the Barnegat Lighthouse lighting the way. It was constructed in 1834 as a navigational aid to guard Barnegat Inlet. Twenty years later, it was . . . — Map (db m34625) HM

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