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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A-Z Post Letter L is for Lighthouses of New Jersey

For the A-Z Challenge today, "L" will be all about New Jersey's Lighthouses. Lighthouses have special meaning to me since The Husband and I got engaged at the top of Barnegat Lighthouse. He really made me work for that ring too. He waited until I had climbed up all 217 steps before he got down on one knee and popped the question. I barely had enough breath to say "yes".
Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, NJ
In New Jersey there are 11 lighthouses in total. Each one is unique and special in it's own way. Are you a fan of lighthouses? Have you ever visited a lighthouse? What's your favorite lighthouse you've ever visited and why?

Here's a list of New Jersey lighthouses should you ever get the chance to visit them:
Cape May Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse
Twin Lights
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse
Tucker's Island Light
Absecon Lighthouse
Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
East Point Lighthouse
Finn's Point Rear Range Light
Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse

Cape May Light 

Above: I'm obsessed with red doors!!
Below: my daughter at the top of Cape May Lighthouse
It's an amazing view from the top



The Keeper of the Light




38 comments:

  1. I've seen a lot of lighthouses, but I don't think I've ever been inside one.

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    1. Really cool places to explore- so much history.

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  2. Oh, I love lighthouses!! I have been to the Cape May light but didn't go inside. I've been inside the lighthouses on Martha's Vineyard though and it's such a cool experience.
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I'm so glad to meet you and look forward to following your blog now.

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    1. Glad to meet you too Julie!! I have never been to the lighthouse on Martha's Vineyard. Something I want to do one day with The Husband, for sure.

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  3. We live near enough to Barnegat Light to visit all of time. But yikes, I’ve never climbed it though.
    We were on a mission last year to visit all of the lighthouses in NJ. Some of them are in unusual places. Like the Sea Girt one is in an almost residential type area.

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    1. You must not be too far away from where I live at the Jersey Shore Lynda. Barnegat Light is always a fun trip for us. It holds so many memories and we love walking on the beach there. Maybe we will bump into each other one of these days!!! :)

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  4. Old Baldy on Bald Head Island, NC is pretty cool. We take the ferry over to the island and you can only get around by golf cart. It's a fun day trip.

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    1. Hey Deb- I've never been to a lighthouse in NC. I do try to make a point of visiting if I know there is one nearby when on vacation. We visited a lighthouse in Hawaii that was amazing. Good times!!

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  5. I love lighthouses. I've always wanted to visit one.

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    1. Come on down to the Jersey Shore Chrys- I'll be your tour guide. :)

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  6. Lighthouses are awesome. I saw a ton when I lived in Oregon for a short while. I wonder how west coast lighthouses compare to the east coast... :)

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    1. I was young but I do remember visiting a lighthouse when I lived on the West Coast. I will have to ask my parents which one it was. I didn't really get interested in visiting them until I got older. I wish now I took the time to visit while I had the chance!!

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  7. I love lighthouses. There is something very romantic about them. How cool that your husband proposed in a light house, very, Very, VERY romantic.

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    1. I was quite surprised. And out of shape for that climb, so really out of breath. But it was worth the climb in the end. The Husband did a good job of keeping it on the down low too- because he asked my dad for permission to marry me, my entire family knew about the proposal before I did. I still can't believe my mom kept the secret. So not like her to not let it spill....LOL

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  8. I'm a big fan of lighthouses but didn't realize until I read your post that I've never fully explored one.

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    1. Hi Fannie- take a chance and go visit. They are a cool place to hang out, for sure.

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  9. I love a good lighthouse! You really did have to work for that proposal. lol I love your family disclaimer at the top. Funny. Good A to Z hunting.

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    1. Hi Elen! So nice of you to stop in. Lighthouses are so much fun to explore. And thanks- glad you liked my disclaimer. Not sure how many of my family members even know I have a blog; which may be a good thing indeed. Ha.

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  10. Light houses are incredible in their design and purpose!
    We live about 45 miles from Carrillo State Park where that light house was build in the mid to late 1800s. It is perched high on the cliff and has family living quarters. There are trails cut through the sage buses around it. Soon after it was built, it was discovered it was too high to be effective, as fog always locked it in.

    Great for field trips! And, it is reputed to be haunted. What self-respecting lighthouse isn't?

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    1. Oh Susan that sounds like an AMAZING lighthouse to visit. And yes, along with the history they all seem to have a haunted tale or two. My little ones all went on field trips to the lighthouse in elementary school. So much history to be learned from them.

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  11. I love lighthouses! I've only visited them on the West Coast, though. I'd like to see an East Coast one in person someday.

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    1. Hey Em!! How are you? I am sad to say when I was a West Coast gal I wasn't really into visiting lighthouses. Now I'm sad I didn't take advantage of them while I could...East Coast lighthouses are a lot of fun. Just not in winter. Too cold at the top. This is the perfect time of year for visiting. Not too hot and not too cold.

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  13. Oh, I love lighthouses! I've visited several on the Washington and Oregon coast. I think they are like mini and cozy castles - perfect for storytelling. :)

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    1. That's a great description Tyrean. So cool. Mini-castles. I have been inspired by visiting lighthouses for a story or two of my own.

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  14. I think I've only seen one in person

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    1. Come on down to the Jersey Shore one day with Daisy. Very fun and romantic places to visit.

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  15. Amazing! I have never been inside a real lighthouse before. I want to soooooo bad!

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    1. Hey Jay!! You need to come check out a lighthouse. They are amazingly cool places to explore. I know my kids are always up for a visit to the lighthouses around here.

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  16. How romantic. And so wonderful that you get to bring your daughter there to the place he proposed.

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    1. Hi Kat. Thanks for popping in!! Yes, it was quite a romantic proposal. I never heard of anyone else getting engaged up there. You really have to work for it though, all those steps!! :)

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  17. Aw, you got engaged atop a lighthouse? How cool! I don't think I've ever seen a lighthouse in person, I must admit, but it'd be fun to visit one someday...

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    1. Come and visit Heather!!! I would love to show you around the Jersey Shore.

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  18. I had no idea New Jersey had so many lighthouses, but I guess it makes sense, with all that shoreline.

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    1. Yep. We are really lucky to have so many to explore. I love visiting them all.

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  19. How romantic! I love lighthouses but have only been to one. Cape Hateras in North Carolina. We climbed to the top. What an amazing view!

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    1. I've never been to the lighthouse in Hatteras. It's something I want to do in the future though!!

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