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Barnegat Lighthouse
Barnegat Lighthouse

My wife and I have traveled the east coast from Maine to Georgia to look at and photograph lighthouses.  Barnegat Lighthouse is a very special place for us – we said our wedding vows at the base of the Lighthouse.  We return there often and I have several photographs, including this one taken early last month.  This lighthouse was designed in 1855 by Lt. George Meade (who went on to become the Union General who defeated Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Gettysburg) and was built for the extraordinary sum of $40,000.  Extinguished in 1927, the light was re-lit on January 1st of this year with a beam that can be seen up to 22 nm at sea.

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