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.

NOTE PRINCETON MAGAZINE just published in their May 2019 issue: 
Your president was quoted and the NEW JERSEY LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY is discussed.  Enjoy the read. 
Here is the link to the article:

Upcoming Events
Meetings & Previous Meeting Minutes
       Updated 2/10/2020

Latest site updates w/links
Click on underlining for
 more information

Updated  2/10/20

          Next meeting: March 28, 2020
        VFW Post, Edison, NJ
        Photo Contest(See below)
        Directions posted
        Read/download a copy of The New Jersey
                Lighthouse Society, Inc.'s CONSTITUTION
                & BY-LAWS

        Outreach Thank you

        Good News for East Point.
        Ways and Means page has been
       redone with new items. Check it out
       Pictures from Luncheons at Mastoris and
       Group at Absecon

       2020 Calendar Photo Contest Winners

        2021 Calendar Photo Contest Information

  Visit the updated Preservation page.           
        Finns point Gift Shop now a reality.     
       View past issues of the "Beam"
         All issues thru Dec 2018 are posted
         UPDATED 12/29/2018.    

   Previous Meeting minutes are now online.


National Lighthouse Museum
Join us in our Challenge!
Click for details.
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:
Shirley Lagattuta
January 21, 2020
(Doreen Berson's mother)

Betty Jean Smith
January 25, 2020
Mary Catherine Kennedy

 Updated Video Page

  Now with HD videos

Also on INSTAGRAM   @njlhs

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.

Many files on this site are in PDF format.
Click here for a free copy of Adobe Reader

Copyright Statement

Unless otherwise specifically stated herein, all text, graphics, maps, photographs
 and other material are the property of the NJLHS. All rights reserved.

free hit counters
free hit counters

© 2020 NJLHS