This is the first of 3 lighthouse pics. Unfortunately the lighthouse is not operational, so I couldn't take night pics, but I did my best with the natural light coming from the sun. This area is my favorite spot on the island. It sometimes is hard to believe this is New Jersey lol . Thank you all for taking time to look at my work, wish you all a wonderful week! : )
Flickr Explore #425 - Aug 8, 2009
Highest position: 84 on Sunday, August 9, 2009
Barnegat Light was commissioned on January 1, 1859. The tower light was 165 feet (50 m) above sea level and the lighthouse itself was four times taller than the original. The new light was a first-order Flashing Fresnel lens which flashed once every ten seconds at each point of the compass. The total cost of the project, at the time, was approximately $40,000, with the lens alone costing $15,000. The current lighthouse is really two towers in one: the exterior conical tower covers a cylindrical tower on the inside.