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BARNEGAT LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: NORTH END LONG BEACH ISLAND
Nearest City:
County: OCEAN
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1835
Barnegat Light
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1857
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1944
  • Automated: 1927
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE CRIB
  • Construction Materials: BRICK/IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: RED ABOVE, WHITE BELOW
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 172
  • Original Optic: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1859
  • Present Optic: REMOVED
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 165
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: REMOVED TO BANEGAT LIGHT MUSEUM
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1834/1835
  • Description: 40-FOOT-TALL BRICK STRUCTURE W/4TH ORDER FIXED REFLECTORS & LAMPS CONSTRUCTED BY WINSLOW LEWIS Fate/Disposition: TOPPLED INTO THE SEA IN THE 1850S
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? NO (DESTROYED 1915)
  • Year Constructed: 1889
  • Number of Stories: 3
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN COTTAGES
  • Construction Materials:
Other Structures:

Current Use: STATE PARK

Owner/Manager: NEW JERSEY DEPT. OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #71000512
Name of Listing: BARNEGAT LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1970

Miscellaneous:
USED AS A LOOKOUT FOR GERMAN SUBMARINES DURING WWII; REPLACED BY LIGHTSHIP OFFSHORE; RENOVATED 1991



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