Absecon Lighthouse, New Jersey’s tallest, is hosting a Birthday Celebration to honor the 160th birthday of the Lighthouse on Sunday, January 15th , with free climbs from 11 am to 3:30 pm and birthday cake from The Bake Works in Northfield at 1pm. To honor “Abby’s” birthday, Atlantic City students in grades 6 through 12 are invited to submit poems, paintings, photographs, and drawings in the annual “Abby & the Arts” contest. Cash prize winners will be announced at 1:00 pm. Entry forms and details are available at www.abseconlighthouse.org. If you truly want to “DO AC,” then don’t miss this opportunity to experience a 360 degree view of Atlantic City’s sparkling skyline, and wish a Happy Birthday to Atlantic City’s oldest historic structure, as well as the country’s third tallest lighthouse.
Funding has been provided in part by the NJ State Council on the Arts, Department of State, administered by Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs.
Absecon Lighthouse is a state-owned historic property administered by the non-profit Inlet Public/Private Association. Located at 31 So. Rhode Island Avenue in Atlantic City, it is open to visitors Thursdays through Mondays, 11 am to 4 pm. For information call 609-449-1360 or visit www.abseconlighthouse.org.
Based on press release submitted by Kimberly Deese, January 9, 2017
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. For 30 years, her work involved lighthouse history. She worked with the National Park Service and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted author and was considered the most knowledgable person on lighthouse information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights: a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers , Mind the Light Katie, and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.