Yesterday, we just relaxed. But the day before yesterday, and today were days to view lighthouses.
On Friday, the 21st, we drove to the Wildwoods to see the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse, built in 1874. The lighthouse was designed by Paul J Pelz, the architect of the Library of Congress. For many years, there was a Life Saving Station at this location also. The original buildings are occupied by the Marine Division of the NJ State Police (2 officers, 1 boat that they are unable to launch from the site (must be trailered)). This is a picture of the ocean side of the light, from the side. The next picture is from the street side. When this lighthouse was built, there were no roads, so the front faces the ocean. Of course I did take a couple of pictures from the top.
Today, the 23rd, we drove to the town of Heislerville, NJ to see the East Point Lighthouse. This lighthouse provided a guide for the local oyster fishermen. It had been allowed to go dark, but was resurrected by local petition.
Hugs, and Type at You Later.