NJ Lighthouses – June 27, 2009   1 comment

We stayed at a great hotel in Atlantic City with a room facing the ocean.  The Rates were very reasonable and it wasn’t a casino hotel.  The next morning we visited the  Absecon Lighthouse.  It is wonderfully restored and the keeper cottage is a museum and gift shop.  I didn’t climb the stairs, but I know it is a great view from watching this webcam: http://www.earthcam.com/usa/newjersey/atlanticcity/
While in Atlantic City, we dropped in on Lucy, the elephant.  I remember reading some news articles a few years ago about the controversy surrounding Lucy.  The city wanted to tear her down and the community revolted.  She is a very popular attraction on the boardwalk and there is a museum inside her and a nice gift shop next door.  Too funny!
The East Point Lighthouse is very sad and neglected.  There was information there that it was in the process of being restored, but from the looks of it, there hasn’t been any work done there in years.  There was a private residence next door, but no one was home to talk to.
The are very few Rear Range Lights left in the U.S.  Florida still has a few.  This light is on a Wildlife Preserve and Fish and Wildlife Agency maintains it.  The Keeper Cottage is their office.   They are doing a nice job maintaining it.
The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse is an exact replica of the Point Fermin Lighthouse in Los Angeles, CA which we visited in Feb. 2003.
The Gardens at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse were absolutely gorgeous!
Old Victorian Cape May is lovely.  I would enjoy going back to spend a few days there.  The Cape May Lighthouse is beautifully maintained with a museum and gift shop.  There is a webcam for this lovely old Lighthouse, too: http://www.sunsetcam.com/cams/capemaylighthouse.html
It is located on the roof of the Jetty Motel.  We visited the Jetty Motel and the area around it.  That is where my new photo was taken.
We spent the night in Cape May and the next morning we boarded the Cape May – Lewes Ferry to Delaware.

Posted July 15, 2009 by clm30030 in Uncategorized

One response to “NJ Lighthouses – June 27, 2009

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  1. What an amazing selection of Lighthouses. Was this your first time visiting them?Sandra

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