National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Lighthouse Postcards

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Barnegat postcard face - click to enlarge

Barnegat postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart


State: NJ
Year established: 1835
Latitude: 39 deg 45 min 52 sec N
Longitude: 74 deg 6 min 22 sec W

Original construction:
40-foot brick tower

1858: current 172-foot conical brick tower replaced previous tower destroyed by the sea

automated in 1927; deactivated in 1944

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 359-362
Holland Jr., F. Ross, America's Lighthouses: Their Illustrated History Since 1716, (Brattleboro, VT: The Stephen Greene Press, 1972), pp. 92-94