Department of Military and Veterans Affairs

New Jersey Historic Trust Affiliated with the Department of Community Affairs

East Point Lighthouse

Garden State Historic Preservation Trust Fund
Capital Preservation Grant Level II
Grant Award: $189,934 (1996); $300,000 (2000)
Grant Recipient: Maurice River Historical Society
County: Cumberland
Municipality: Heislerville

Built in 1849, East Point Lighthouse is a relatively rare example of a lighthouse with an integrated keeper's dwelling and tower. By guiding vessels in and out of the Maurice River, now designated as one of the nation's wild and scenic rivers, the lighthouse was an important element in the maritime economy of the area. The lighthouse is the oldest in the Delaware River and Bay area, and the only operational lighthouse on the bay.

The current Trust grant is helping fund the second phase of work, which is interior restoration. A previous grant helped fund stabilization of the exterior masonry.

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