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Point Comfort Beacon (front) postcard face - click to enlarge

Point Comfort Beacon (front) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Point Comfort Beacon (front)

State: NJ
Year established: 1856
Latitude: 40 deg 26 min 53 sec N
Longitude: 74 deg 7 min 16 sec W

Original construction:
40-foot square white tower on dwelling; dark red lantern roof

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 282-284
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