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
Please explore this website and learn more about NJLHS. Thanks for visiting.
January 28, 2018
Dear Friends of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse:
Many of you may be aware of the recent fight between our organization and the City of North Wildwood. Sadly, I have to report to you that the Mayor has won his politically motivated takeover of the Lighthouse. Our Friends group is no longer the steward of the historic building or gardens and has no legal right in regards to the property.
For those of you that are members, some I have known for many years, I thank you. For those of you that have also supported us in this battle through letters to the State, by donations to our legal defense fund, by voicing your support, I thank you as well. We will be dissolving as an organization sometime this year.
I am so sorry to pass on such heartbreaking news. We are still in litigation with the City but whatever the outcome of that action, it will not change the State’s decision in this matter.
Chairman, Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, Inc.
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VFW Post 3117
55 National Road
Edison, NJ 08817
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UPDATE - Ways and Means page has been redone
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View Mike Boucher's Australia trip presentation
from the holiday meeting. (.pdf file)
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.
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Visit the updated Preservation page.
Finns point Gift Shop now a reality.
All issues thru Dec 2016 are posted
Previous Meeting minutes are now online.
Read old and historic books online
Downloadable versions available
Anita E. Norris - Jan 17, 2018
Bill Geilfuss - Dec 3, 2017
Carol G. Ruhl - Sept 10, 2017
Mary Catherine Kennedy
Updated Video Page
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WHERE IN THE WORLD IS THE LIGHTHOUSE !
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
CLICK HERE FOR ANSWERS
MATCH NUMBERS COLUMN WITH ALPHA COLUMN
A} Jutland, Denmark
B} Hamaroy, Norway
C} Cozumel, Mexico
D} Holyhead, Wales
E} Freemantle, Australia
G} Southampton, Bermuda
H} Strait of Magellan, Chile
I} Abaco Island, Bahamas
J} County Donegal, Ireland
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.
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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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