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Lighthouses and select museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey weekend on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017.

Challenge yourself to visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend as you tour the state to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

These majestic beacons have played an important role in New Jersey’s history, guarding mariners and protecting our coasts for three centuries. Lighthouses serve as a reminder of American ingenuity while honoring the values of safety and heroism. Visit the lighthouses and museums on the Challenge for an opportunity to learn more about state and national maritime history.

Begin the Challenge at any of the participating 11 New Jersey land-based lighthouses, two life-saving stations or one museum, and purchase a souvenir lanyard ($2). New this year: obtain a pin unique to each site to commemorate your participation in the event. Also new this year: East Point Light and U.S. Life Saving Station 30 are both newly restored and open to the public.

Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found at participating lighthouse and museum websites and at www.lhchallengenj.org.

The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey is also on Facebook where lighthouse fans can communicate with other fans.

The following lighthouses and museums are participating and invite the public to take advantage of this special weekend to support and preserve the maritime history of New Jersey:

Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May and Tucker’s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport.

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Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey

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Absecon Lighthouse: 39.366225, -74.414328
Barnegat Lighthouse: 39.764344, -74.106216
Sandy Hook Lighthouse: 40.461638, -74.002077
Cape May Lighthouse: 38.933002, -74.960355
East Point Light: 39.195893, -75.027266
Finns Point Light: 39.617128, -75.533808
Hereford Inlet Light: 39.006771, -74.791596
Navesink/Twin Lights: 40.396257, -73.985775
Sea Girt Lighthouse: 40.136656, -74.027524
Tinicum Light: 39.847476, -75.239765
Tucker\'s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum: 39.601861, -74.343108
Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum: 39.759998, -74.105223
Tatham Life Saving Station 35 (American Legion): 39.041301, -74.767744
U.S. Life Saving Station 30: 39.281869, -74.565672
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Absecon Lighthouse
Absecon Lighthouse, South Rhode Island Avenue, Atlantic City, NJ, United States
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Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse, Broadway, Barnegat Light, NJ, United States
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Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Mercer Road, Highlands, NJ, United States
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Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Lighthouse, Light House Avenue, Cape May Point, NJ, United States
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East Point Light
East Point Lighthouse, Maurice River, NJ, United States
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Finns Point Light
Finns Point Lighthouse, Pennsville, NJ, United States
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Hereford Inlet Light
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, North Central Avenue, North Wildwood, NJ, United States
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Navesink/Twin Lights
Twin Lights State Historic Site, Light House Road, Highlands, NJ, United States
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Sea Girt Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse, Ocean Avenue, Sea Girt, NJ, United States
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Tinicum Light
Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse, 2nd Street, Paulsboro, NJ, United States
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Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum
Tuckerton Seaport & Museum, Bartlett Lane, Tuckerton, NJ, United States
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Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum
Barnegat Light Museum, Central Avenue, Barnegat Light, NJ, United States
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Tatham Life Saving Station 35 (American Legion)
11617 2nd Drive, Stone Harbor, NJ 08247, United States
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U.S. Life Saving Station 30

U.S. Life Saving Station 30

801 East 4th Street, Ocean City, NJ 08226, United States

Proceeds support the preservation of these sites. For further information including directions and map of participating lighthouses go to www.lighthousechallengenj.org.

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