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Historic Lighthouses and Light Stations in New Jersey


The year in parentheses refers to the year in which the light was first lit in the existing tower.


Cross-section drawing of lighthouse and attached keeper's house

Absecon Light (1857)

Location: Originally Absecon Beach


Barnegat Light (1857)

Location: North end of Long Beach Island


Brandywine Shoal Light (1914)

Location: Delaware Bay


Cape May Light (1859)

Location: Delaware Bay entrance


Chapel Hill Range Rear Light (1856)

Location: Sandy Hook Bay/New York Harbor


Conover Beacon (Chapel Hill Front Range) (1941)

Location: Sandy Hook Bay/New York Harbor


East Point (Maurice River) Light (1849)

Location: Maurice River/Delaware Bay


Finns Point Range Rear Light (1877)

Location: Delaware River


Great Beds Light (1880)

Location: Raritan River


Hereford Inlet Light (Old) (1874)

Location: Hereford Inlet entrance


Miah Maull Shoal Light (1913)

Location: North end of shoal/Delaware Bay


Navesink Twin Lights (1862)

Location: Lower New York Bay


Robbins Reef Light (1883)

Location: West side of main channel/Upper New York Bay


Romer Shoal Light (1898)

Location: Swash Channel/New York Lower Bay


Sandy Hook Light (1764)

Location: New York Lower Bay
Gateway National Recreation Area


Sea Girt Light (1896)

Location: Relocated from Sea Girt Inlet


Ship John Shoal Light (1874)

Location: Shoal in Delaware River


Tinicum Island Range Rear Light (1880)

Location: Delaware River


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