ABSECON

Year Established:
1857
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
Download:
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2002
Photo Credit:
Candace Clifford
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
ATLANTIC CITY (ORIGINALLY ABSECON BEACH)
Latitude:
39° 21.58'
Longitude:
74° 24.51'
City / Town:
ATLANTIC CITY
U.S. State:
New Jersey
Location County:
ATLANTIC
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Owner / Manager:
Inlet Public/Private Association (IPPA) - Manager
Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. ABSECON
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Discontinued:
1933-1997
Year Tower Established:
1857
Tower Construction Material:
BRICK/IRON
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE BLOCKS
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
167 feet above water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
159 feet
Tower Shape:
CONICAL ATTACHED TO KEEPERS
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
No
Other Structures:
OIL HOUSE; REPLICA KEEPERS (1998)

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
FIRST ORDER, FRESNEL/OIL LAMP
Year Original Lens Installed:
1857
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
Yes

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017