LBI Illuminated on January 1, 2009 – exactly 150 years to the day that it was origin…


Illuminated on January 1, 2009 – exactly 150 years to the day that it was originally lit in 1859 – the beloved Barnegat Lighthouse is shining again! Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, the nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and promoting the park, raised funds to purchase a new U.S. Coast Guard approved lens.  The new light creates a single beam that is visible for up to 22 nautical miles and is once again a formal aid to navigation.  In 1927, the original lens was removed, and was replaced by a lightship anchored off the coast of Barnegat Light.  The original lens is still on display at the nearby Barnegat Light Historical Society’s Schoolhouse Museum. (More information can be found on their website.)

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  1. searchlongbeachisland

    #lbi #longbeachisland #beach #island #newjersey #southjersey #jerseyshore #sand #food #summer #sun #islandtime #lighthouse #oldbarney #history #vacation #beachtown

  2. onearmtonynejnoyt

    Great shot. My favorite lighthouse Was there August of 2021 It’s in desperate need of a paint job

  3. geraldinestrainaspen

    Old Barney!!

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