East Point Lighthouse, the second oldest lighthouse in New Jersey, was built in 1849 on Delaware Bay in Cumberland County. The building has been restored and is now a museum open to the public, thanks to the Maurice River Historical Society.
According the lighthouse website, there is nothing protecting the structure but a small line of failing sandbags. The historical society is calling on supporters to contact the governor of New Jersey and the commissioner of the New Jersey DEP to let them know that the the erosion problem must be addressed before it is too late.
On Saturday, November 10, at 2:00 p.m., there will be a support rally in front of the lighthouse. The public is invited to gather to show their support for this historic landmark. Click here to learn more.
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Candace was the US Lighthouse Society historian from 2016 until she passed away in August 2018. She worked for 30 years with lighthouse history. She also worked with the National Parks System, and the Council of American Maritime Museums. She was a noted historical author and the most knowledgable person on lighthouse historical information at the National Archives. Books by Candace Clifford include: Women who Kept the Lights, Mind the Light Katie, a History of Thirty-eight Female Lighthouse Keepers and Maine Lighthouses, Documentation of their Past.