Elbow of Cross Ledge Lighthouse
Fortescue, New Jersey
Off-shore about 5 miles SW of Fortescue, NJ
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Caisson and Skeleton
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Groups to join: New Jersey Lighthouse Society
United States Coast Guard
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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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