Posts with the label lighthouses
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August 21, 2012

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

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Sandy Hook is at the very beginning of the New Jersey shore. It is a barrier spit extending out into the Atlantic Ocean. On one side is Sandy Hook Bay, and on the other side is the Atlantic Ocean. New York City is visible in the distance.

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

August 21, 2012

July 10, 2012

The Cape May Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse

The iconic Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park at the southern tip of New Jersey has lighted the way for about 180 years.

Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Lighthouse

You must climb 199 steps to the top -- and we did it!


The first picture below is the light at the top of the lighthouse. It is a working automated light.


Cape May Lighthouse lens

 

The view from the top is spectacular. 

 

On one side is the Delaware Bay, with the state of Delaware in the distance, approximately 14 miles away. 

 

One day I hope to take the ferry ride from Cape May, NJ to Lewes, Delaware. We just didn't have time on this visit.

 

On the other side is the Atlantic Ocean.

View from the Cape May Lighthouse

 
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The Cape May Lighthouse

July 10, 2012