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(All day) Sat, 2012-10-20 00:00
The Cape May Lighthouse is just one of the 11 participating New Jersey land-based lighthouses, two museums and two life-saving stations participating in the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ weekend on Oct. 20 and Oct. 21, the proceeds of which help preserve local maritime history. Begin the Challenge at any of the participating sites, purchase a souvenir ($1), which will be proof of and commemorate your visit, and visit all participating sites over the two days. More information and hours of operation for each lighthouse are found at participating lighthouse and museum websites and at www.lighthousechallengenj.org, www.njlhs.org, and www.visitnj.org. See the Lighthouse Challenge of NJ Facebook page where you can communicate with other lighthouse fans.
During the weekend, children aged 11 and under climb free with an adult. The following lighthouses and museums invite the public to take part in this exciting challenge to support and help preserve New Jersey's maritime history: Absecon Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse Historical Museum, Cape May Lighthouse, Cape May County Museum, East Point Light, Finns Point Light, Hereford Inlet Light (and Delaware Bay Lights Virtual Tour), Sandy Hook Lighthouse, Navesink/Twin Lights, Sea Girt Lighthouse, Tatham Life Saving Station 35, Tinicum Light, Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport Museum and U.S. Life Saving Station 30. Night climbs will be offered at Absecon, Cape May, Sandy Hook, Tinicum and Tucker's Island Light at Tuckerton Seaport.