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Chapel Hill Beacon (rear) postcard face - click to enlarge

Chapel Hill Beacon (rear) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Chapel Hill Beacon (rear)

State: NJ
Year established: 1856
Latitude: 40 deg 23 min 54 sec N
Longitude: 74 deg 3 min 32 sec W
Height above sea level: 224 feet

Original construction:
31-foot white wooden tower on dwelling

electrified in 1924; deactivated in 1940s; private residence

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 285-286
Office of the Light House Board, List of Lights and Fog Signals on the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of the United States, (Washington, DC: GPO, 1895), pp. 60-61