Absecon LighthouseThe light from Absecon Lighthouse first beamed out across the Atlantic Ocean in 1857. At that time, the Lighthouse consisted of the original keeper's dwelling, a thirty-foot connecting passageway and the tower. In 1903, adding a two-story addition to the front, removing the attic and changing the roofline expanded the keeper's dwelling. By 1933, the bright lights and rising skyline of Atlantic City had diminished the beam's effectiveness. The Light was decommissioned.The keeper's dwelling was demolished in the 1940's, leaving the tower and little else to occupy the site. The site has been owned by the State of New Jersey since 1966. The keeper's dwelling was reconstructed on its original foundations. Its exterior replicates the enlarged post-1903 keeper's dwelling, although the interior and certain exterior features were adapted to meet the needs current visitors and staff. It was re-opened to the public in October 2002.
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:30am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 550437 N 4357573|
|Decimal Degrees||39.36615000, -74.41450000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 21.969', W 74° 24.87'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 21' 58.14" N, 74° 24' 52.20" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 23-31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City NJ 08401, US|
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