East Point Light

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East Point Light
Maurice River lighthouse, Heislerville, NJ - East Point Light.jpg
East Point Light, 2014
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 Iso W 6s
Heritage place listed on the National Register of Historic Places Edit this on Wikidata
Maurice River Lighthouse
Area 3.6 acres (1.5 ha)
Architect N. & S. Middleton
NRHP reference # 95001047[1] (original)
15000763 (increase)
NJRHP # 2801[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 25, 1995
Boundary increase October 30, 2015
Designated NJRHP July 17, 1995

The East Point Light, known as the Maurice River Light before 1913, is a lighthouse located in Heislerville, New Jersey on the Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River in Maurice River Township, Cumberland County, New Jersey, United States. The lighthouse was built in 1849 and is the second oldest in New Jersey, with only the Sandy Hook Light, which was built in 1764, being older.[3] 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.

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 25, 1995.[3]

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