2013-09-19 / Front Page

Lighthouse Challenge of N.J. scheduled for Oct. 19-20

Lighthouses and selected museums throughout the state will host the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey Oct. 19-20. Participants can tour the state and visit each participating lighthouse over the weekend to help raise funds for continued lighthouse preservation.

Those interested can visit the lighthouses and museums on the challenge for an opportunity to step back in time and learn more about the state and nation’s maritime history, according to a press release.

Participants can begin the challenge at any of the 11 participating New Jersey landbased lighthouses, two museums and two lifesaving stations and purchase a $1 souvenir, which will serve as proof of visit at each lighthouse.

Hours of operation for each lighthouse can be found at participating lighthouse and museum websites, and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org and www.visitnj.org.

During the weekend, children age 11 and under climb free with an adult. The following lighthouses and museums invite the public to take advantage of this special weekend to support and preserve the maritime history of New Jersey:

 Absecon Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Museum, East Point Light, Finns Point Light, Hereford Inlet Light (and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour) and Sandy Hook Lighthouse

 Navesink/Twin Lights, Sea Girt Lighthouse, Tatham Life Saving Station 35, Tinicum Light, Tucker’s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum and U.S. Life Saving Station 30.

Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May, Sandy Hook, Tinicum and Tucker’s Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport.

For more information, visit www.visitnj.org/lighthouses-0.

For a map of participating lighthouses with directions for travel, visit www.njlhs.org/challenge/ChallengeofNJ.ht ml.

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