The State of New Jersey proposes placing a “Geotube” to save East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse in 2008 (USLHS archives)

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.

Click here to read more about this story in the Press of Atlantic City


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