Sea Girt Lighthouse
The Sea Girt lighthouse first shone in 1896. Like most lighthouses of the day, its fourth-order Fresnel lens revolved on ball bearings driven by complex clockworks. With just one winding, the light turned for 7-1/2 hours, turning red for two seconds out of six. It was originally built to bridge the 40-mile gap between Barnegat Light and Navesink Highlands. The 44-foot square red brick tower, with a focal plane of 60-feet, is attached to a keepers dwelling.
The Sea Girt Lighthouse was decommissioned in 1945. The interior of the lighthouse has been lovingly restored by a local citizens committee and furnished in keeping with its historical period. Please check out their Sea Girt Lighthouse web site for more history of this beautiful lighthouse.
(That is not the moon. It was just beginning to rain when I took this picture,
which resulted in a rain drop on the camera lens.)
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