East Point Light

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East Point Light
East Point Lighthouse Delaware Bay.jpg
East Point Light
East Point Light is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey
East Point Light
Location Lighthouse Road, near the jct. of East Point Road, Maurice River Township, New Jersey
Coordinates 39°11′45″N 75°1′38″W / 39.19583°N 75.02722°W / 39.19583; -75.02722Coordinates: 39°11′45″N 75°1′38″W / 39.19583°N 75.02722°W / 39.19583; -75.02722
Year first constructed 1849
Year first lit 1849
Automated 1911
Deactivated 1941-1980
Foundation Stone
Construction Brick
Tower shape Octagonal on roof of rectangular building
Height 40 feet (12.2 m)
Original lens Sixth order Fresnel lens
Characteristic
Maurice River Lighthouse
Area 3.6 acres (1.5 ha)
Architect Middleton, N. & S.
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 95001047[1]
NJRHP # [2]
Added to NRHP August 25, 1995

The East Point Light, known as the Maurice River Light before 1913, is a lighthouse located in Heislerville, New Jersey on Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The light was inactive from 1941 and was nearly destroyed by fire in 1971. The light was reinstated by the United States Coast Guard in 1980. Exterior restoration was completed in 1999.

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places as Maurice River Lighthouse, reference #95001047.

See also[edit]

East Point Light

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Cumberland County". New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. 2010-04-01. p. 12. Retrieved 2010-10-13. 

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