New Jersey’s historic East Point Lighthouse on Delaware Bay is severely threatened by erosion. A recent storm breeched the dune system that protected it, making the situation even more dire. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has come up with a creative solution: the placement of a 900-foot-long “Geotube,” made of synthetic material and filled with sand. Due to environmental concerns, the project can’t happen until next summer.
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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.