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EAST POINT (MAURICE RIVER) LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: MAURICE RIVER / DELAWARE BAY
Nearest City: HEISLERVILLE
County: CUMBERLAND
U.S.C.G. District: 5
Year Station Established: 1849


East Point (Maurice River) Light
1989 photo by Robert Lewis
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1849
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1941-1980
  • Automated: 1911
  • Foundation Materials: STONE
  • Construction Materials: WHITEWASHED BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: BLACK LANTERN ON HOUSE W/RED ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON ROOF OF SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: SIXTH ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1849
  • Present Optic: 250 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1980
  • Height of Focal Plane: 43
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1849
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: COLONIAL (INTEGRAL)
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: BRICK OIL HOUSE (1901)

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION/UNDER RESTORATION

Owner/Manager: STATE OF NEW JERSEY/MAURICE RIVER HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site:

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #95001047
Name of Listing: MAURICE RIVER LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1993

Miscellaneous:
BADLY DAMAGED BY FIRE (JULY 1971); RESTORED LIGHT WAS RELIT IN 1980



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