- Posted August 2, 2014 by
Atlantic City, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
The lure of lighthouses
Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City, New Jersey
Over several years I have watched the restoration and rebuilding of the Absecon Lighthouse and Keeper's House in Atlantic City NJ.
Although I have never been inside I have admired the work being done. I vowed the next time I am in Atlantic City, I will tour both the lighthouse and the Keeper's House and climb to the top.
What a view of the Atlantic that must be.
Construction began in 1855
First lighting January 1857 with a kerosene flame through a 36 plate Fresnel lens.
July 1925 Electricity was used for light.
1933 Absecon Light was extinguished.
1988 The Inlet Public/Private Association (IPPA) was
formed and adopted the Absecon Lighthouse .
May 1997 Restoration of the lighthouse begins, with restoration of the keeper's house shortly after.
In 1998 the almost completed Keeper's House was destroyed by fire. The tower was spared.
1999 Saw the tower opened to visitors as the Keeper's
House was being re-built.
October 2001 the Keeper's House was opened to the public
2007 The Absecon Light house celebrated it's 150th Anniversary.
Today the 1925 Keeper's House replicated, contains a museum and a gift shop specializing in lighthouse souvenirs.
Scheduled events are held through out the year. including special climb events.
31 S Rhode Island Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Just past Showboat Casino :)
Photography Janie Lambert