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Sea Girt postcard face - click to enlarge

Sea Girt postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Sea Girt

State: NJ
Year established: 1896
Latitude: 40 deg 8 min 12 sec N
Longitude: 74 deg 1 min 39 sec W
Height above sea level: feet

Original construction:
44-foot square red-brick tower in front of brick dwelling

automated in 1945: deactivated 1955

In 1956, the property was sold to Borough of Sea Girt, and in 1981 leased to the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee for restoration

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 355-358