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SAVE THE LIGHTHOUSE
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Illustration of a lighthouse with red text above and below on a white background

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SICKLES CO PHILA. 800-533-3636

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The current Cape May Lighthouse tower is the third lighthouse built at the southern tip of New Jersey. It has been both a navigation aid for mariners and an attraction for visitors since 1859. In 1936, part of the lighthouse dwelling was damaged in a fire caused by arson and remained that way for quite some time. In 1986, ownership of the tower was leased to Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts (MAC). They ran a successful campaign to raise funds to “save the lighthouse”. Those funds helped restore the tower to a condition that would allow it to again be accessed by the public in 1988. The lighthouse was painted to its historic coloring of a light beige tower with a red lantern in 1994. 

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Cape May Lighthouse: Cape May, NJ. (n.d.). Retrieved August 12, 2019, from https://www.capemaymac.org/cape-may-lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse. (n.d.). Retrieved August 12, 2019, from https://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=389

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