NJLHS  Mission

The New Jersey Lighthouse Society (NJLHS) was formed in 1989 as a state chapter of the United States Lighthouse Society. In 1994, the chapter became the New Jersey Lighthouse Society, one of the largest regional lighthouse societies in the United States. The society counts among its membership more than 1000 people throughout the United States and the world.

The Society is dedicated to fostering an appreciation of the history about and to support the preservation of lighthouses everywhere. The main focus of the NJLHS in these efforts is on the New Jersey, Delaware Bay and New York Harbor regions. Every year, the organization raises funds to help benefit the lighthouses in these areas. Society membership is very active in helping to preserve the
lighthouses of the Garden State.

Please explore this website and learn more about NJLHS. Thanks for visiting.


As per The New Jersey Lighthouse Society, Inc. Constitution under Article II – PURPOSE, our fourth purpose states:

"Mentoring, supporting and assisting the efforts of the individuals, preservation groups
 and private corporations dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, restoration, exhibit and operation of Lighthouses."

We are publishing on our website a copy of a letter from Steve Murray, Chairman of
Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse,
111 North Central Avenue, North Wildwood, N.J. 08210.  He is asking for our help.

View various letters/comments/etc

Read Steve Murry's urgent letter

Read news article/comments from NJ.COM/Star Ledger

Mayor puts locks on Hereford. Read notice

In due respect to mayor Rosenello, this is an email received from him in
response to one sent to him by a concern member of NJLHS. It is
a prepared response.

Editorial from the Press of Atlantic City

Suggested protest letter

As a NJ Historic Preservation Group and in support of our colleagues with the "Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse", we have posted a suggested protest letter for your use. This letter is meant for the NJ Historic Preservation Office and formatted as such. It asks they intervene in the conflict between the "Friends" and the City Council of North Wildwood over who will manage the Lighthouse. Please feel free to edit it, add to it, or write your own version. Then please send it to the address listed below in advance of the proposed agreement termination date of 31 December, 2017.

Director Katherine Marcopul
NJ Historic Preservation Office
PO Box 420
501 East State St. 4th floor
Trenton, NJ 08625 0420                                                                     CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO LETTER

Upcoming Events
Meetings & Previous Meeting Minutes
       Updated 12/27/2017

Latest site updates w/links
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 more information

Updated 12/27/17
       March 24th, Photo Contest, meeting to be held at:
                VFW Post 3117
                55 National Road
                Edison, NJ 08817
       Directions posted

2019 Calendar Photo Contest Categories

      UPDATE - Ways and Means page has been redone
                        with new items. Check it out                 

      Puget Sound trip next July has 16 seats available.
      Click for more info.

      View Mike Boucher's Australia trip presentation
      from the holiday meeting. (.pdf file)
      Lake Havasu and West pictures are posted,
long with Trip to Montauk

       Pictures from the Holiday Luncheon at Mastories
       and June 2016 meeting
at Absecon Light
      2018 Calendar Photo Contest Finalists & winners.

Sandy Hook Souvenir Covers postmarked at the
      250th  Anniversary are available.
Click here to view and get ordering information.
      Visit the updated Preservation page.           
      Finns point Gift Shop now a reality.     
      View past issues of the "Beam"
         All issues thru Dec 2016 are posted
         Updated 11/23/2017.    

  Previous Meeting minutes are now online.


National Lighthouse Museum
Join us in our Challenge!
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Upcoming events
and misc info.

To join the NJLHS,
Give a gift membership
or change your address.
Student membership added.

click here

Link to:
My Favorite


   Online Library  

Read old and historic books online
Downloadable versions available

Sunshine Notes:
Passing of:
Carol G. Ruhl - Sept 10, 2017
Bill Geilfuss - Dec 3, 2017

Mary Catherine Kennedy

 Updated Video Page

  Now with HD videos

Some info on the first Lighthouse

Lighthouse Of Alexandria Sketch

The Wisdom of Will Rogers:
Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Did you know!!!
More than half of the coastline of the USA is in Alaska.
Antartica is the only land on our planet that is not owned by any country.
There are no natural lakes in Ohio, everyone is manmade.


1} South & North Mole
2} Europa Point
3} Gibb’s Hill
4} Cabo Espiritu Santo
5} Punta Celerain
6} Elbow Cay
7} Rubjerg Fyr
8} Inishowen Head
9} South Stack
10} Tranoy Fyr



A} Jutland, Denmark
B} Hamaroy, Norway
C} Cozumel, Mexico
D} Holyhead, Wales
E} Freemantle, Australia
F} Gibraltar
G} Southampton, Bermuda
H} Strait of Magellan, Chile
I} Abaco Island, Bahamas
J} County Donegal, Ireland

Some of New Jersey's treasures

Cape May
Sandy Hook

A few facts about Atlantic City
--  It is the home of the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey with 228 steps reaching 171 feet. It is the 
    third tallest in the United States.
-- The boardwalk was the first built in the United States. Built in 1870.
-- The boardwalk Convention Hall is home to the largest pipe organ in the world. With over 33,000
    pipes, it is the loudest and largest musical instrument in the world.
-- The Miss America competition was originated here back in 1921.

If you found the information on this site helpful/informative/useful and would like
 to contribute to the efforts of the NJLHS, a 501c3 organization,
 please make a donation to:
 NJLHS, PO Box 332, Navesink, NJ 07752-0332.

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Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, all text, graphics, maps, photographs
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