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..:: Old Barnegat Light : Barnegat Light, LBI, New Jersey ::..


One of my personal stock photos from a visit in 2004...
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02/19/06 - I feel almost embarrassed as to not having any blurbs about why we love this lighthouse so much. Haven't vacationed there since 1994, but after spending our vacations for well over 16 years right down the street and about 5 houses from the beach, I thought it about time....

"There wasn't a morning or an evening that we didn't take a ride out to the lighthouse to observe it one more time. In the mornings, a nice cup of coffee and newspaper, sitting not far at the inlet watching the fishing and various pleasure boats going out for their daily takes. The crews from United States Coast Guard Station: Barnegat Light, taking on their patrols and rescue missions, just stationed a block or two away. In the evening... just the opposite and having maybe a nice ice cream cone as the sun sets to the west of Old Barney... The fresh smell of salt air and crashing water. The quiet evenings back at the house listening to the many buoys bonging away that Old barney also over looked at one of the most dangerous inlets to be known! Many a day and many missed since. "

"I wish time was still possible to be there again." While time constraints and other daily issues stop us from being there as often as we had, we'll never forget Old barney...
Maybe someday....again.

This is why I picked Old Barney for a theme for this weather station. Something to remember it by! Never to forget all the great times he afforded us! Since 2001, Old Barney has honored our weather station as being it's model and spokesman to represent us!
Stand Tall Old Barney and Never Fail Us!

Click Here To visit his Official Home Page!

The northern tip of Long Beach Island has been occupied for several hundred years by native Americans, the Military, commercial fishermen, summer visitors, and permanent residents. It's current history goes back to 1609 when Barnegat Inlet, from which the town gets its name, was first sighted by Henry Hudson. The area that is now known as Barnegat Light was described in a deed from the English Crown in 1692.



Station Established: 1835
Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1857
Operational? NO
Automated? YES 1927
Deactivated: 1944
Foundation Materials: GRANITE CRIB
Construction Materials: BRICK/IRON
Tower Shape: CONICAL
Markings/Pattern: RED ABOVE, WHITE BELOW
Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE
Original Lens: FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL 1859



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