- Category: East Coast
- Published on Sunday, 09 September 2012 15:52
- Written by Joe Follansbee
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More than a dozen New Jersey lighthouses and museums will participate in the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 20-21, 2012. Visitors and residents are invited to take the challenge, tour the state, and visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation. Lighthouses are a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. The Challenge is an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about New Jersey state and the nation's maritime history.
Visitors begin the tour at any one of the 11 participating lighthouses, two museums, and two life-saving stations. You'll purchase a souvenier for one dollar, which will serve as proof of your visit and help raise funds for lighthouse preservation. For hours, pricing, and a map, click these links to each participating site: Absecon Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Museum, East Point Light, Finns Point Light, Hereford Inlet Light (and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour), Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Navesink/Twin Lights, Sea Girt Lighthouse, Tatham Life Saving Station 35, Tinicum Light, Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum and U.S. Life Saving Station 30.
Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May, Sandy Hook, Tinicum and Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport. During the weekend, children 11 and under climb free with an adult.
More information is available at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org, and www.visitnj.org. You can also find the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ on Facebook where you can communicate with other lighthouse fans.
Source: Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts & Humanities