Elbow of Cross Ledge
Fortescue, New Jersey
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Updated in April 2011
Name: Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Nearest City: Fortescue, New Jersey
Location: Off-shore about 5 miles SW of Fortescue, NJ
Body of water: Delaware Bay
Style of lighthouse: Caisson and Skeleton
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Groups to join: New Jersey Lighthouse Society
Owned by: United States Coast Guard
Managed by:
National Register of Historic Places: No
Do the grounds have lodging: No
Web Cams: No
On a license plate: No
On a USPS Stamp: No
Haunted: No

Other Lighthouse Information:
In 1953 the unmanned lighthouse was struck by a ship and fell into the Delaware Bay. Later a red skeleton tower replaced the destroyed house ontop of the cassion. Often during the NJ Lighthouse Challenge weekend, boat trips are offered to a few off shore lights.

The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
To see this lighthouse and several other off-shore lights in the Delaware Bay we went on the Cape May Whale Watcher both times. The first time we motored 80 miles in 4 ½ hours seeing the Cape May, Brandywine Shoal, Fourteen Foot Bank, Miah Maull Shoal, Cross Ledge, Elbow of Cross Ledge and Ship John Shoal lights. The second time we motored for 6 ½ hours seeing all those lights again plus the Harbor of Refuge and Delaware Breakwater lighthouses. We loved these boat trips and even had a buffet lunch with shrimp cocktail and dessert while on the boat.

Photographed it: August 3, 2001 and June 11, 2006

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Latitude: 39.18162 Longitude: -75.26828

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Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 11, 2006
Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 11, 2006
Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Photo taken on June 11, 2006
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