Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Light, New Jersey
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Updated in April 2011
Name: Barnegat Lighthouse / Old Barney
Nearest City: Barnegat Light, New Jersey
Location: On the northern end of Long Beach Island
Body of water: Barnegat Bay & Atlantic Ocean
Style of lighthouse: Conical
Lens & Location: VRB-25 in the lantern room
Other Lens: 1st Order Fresnel Lens is at the Barnegat Light Historical Society Museum in Barnegat Light, NJ
Lighthouse Website: Barnegat Lighthouse State Park
Organizations: Friends of Barnegat Lighthouse
Groups to join: New Jersey Lighthouse Society
Owned by: NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection Division of Parks & Forestry
Managed by:
National Register of Historic Places: Since January 25, 1971
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: Yes, with the words Shore to Please
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
The Barnegat Lighthouse was designed by Lt. George Meade. It has 217 steps that one can climb. Check their website for their hours. The original 1st Order Fresnel Lens (beehive shaped) is 6 feet in diameter and was formed from 1,024 separate glass prisms and weighing 3 tons. For the Barnegat Lighthouse's 150th birthday there were around 7,000 people there to celebrate on October 11, 2008. Many New Jersey lighthouses, including this one, take part in the annual NJ Lighthouse Challenge.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
We've been here a few times over the years and still haven't had the opportunity to climb this tall lighthouse. We hope to rent a boat in the future to view the beautiful lighthouse from the water. We would also love to see the light after a snow fall.

Photographed it: several times, the last visit was on March 20, 2010

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Latitude: 39.76433 Longitude: -74.10625

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Barnegat Lighthouse
Photo taken on February 15, 2004
Barnegat Lighthouse
Photo taken on July 16, 2006
Barnegat Lighthouse
Photo taken on February 15, 2004
Barnegat Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 20, 2010
Barnegat Lighthouse
Photo taken on March 20, 2010
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