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Waackaack (rear) postcard face - click to enlarge

Waackaack (rear) postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Historical chart

Waackaack (rear)

State: NJ
Year established: 1856
Latitude: 40 deg 26 min 39 sec N
Longitude: 74 deg 8 min 10 sec W

Original construction:
96-foot wooden tower

1860's: replaced by a 68-foot iron tower
1894: replaced by a 106-foot skeletal iron tower with a central iron cylinder enclosing a circular stairway

dismantled in the 1950's

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, 289-290
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