The NJLHS is a
non-profit, tax exempt (501c3), educational
corporation dedicated to the history and
preservation of lighthouses everywhere, but
particularly in the New Jersey region, including
Delaware Bay and New York Harbor.
Lighthouse Society was formed in 1989 as a
state chapter of the United States
Lighthouse Society. Founder Jack Granger, with
the help of Jim Gowdy and Kim
Ruth, surveyed over 150 New Jersey members of
the USLHS to gauge interest in
beginning a state chapter. About 40 people
responded to the survey and 18
people attended our first meeting, at the
Atlantic County Library in June, 1990.
From this meeting the United States Lighthouse
Society - New Jersey Chapter was
formed. In 1994, the Chapter became The New
Jersey Lighthouse Society,
Inc.. Its membership has grown to about 500
Quarterly Meetings - The New Jersey
Lighthouse Society meets four times a year,
usually March, June, September and December.
Meetings are held at various locations throughout
New Jersey and neighboring states and often
include visits to lighthouses and other
facilities, guest speakers, presentations by
members, travel information and time for sharing.
Newsletter, "The Beam" - The official journal
of the society is published four times a year.
Contents include articles on local lighthouses and
lighthouses elsewhere, news of past and future
society meetings, activities of members, notices
of new publications, and other articles of general
interest, including related aids to navigation.
Articles of general interest, press
releases, and other informational items can be
submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The Beam" does not accept advertising.
Archives - The NJLHS has begun an archive.
Two of the goals of the society are to develop and
maintain historical and archival documents related
to lighthouses in the New Jersey area and to serve
as an information source and contact point for
others interested in lighthouses and other related
aids to navigation.