Thanks to $130,000 in grants and private donations, the historic 157-foot tall Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May, New Jersey recently was repainted.
The project was contracted out by the Mid-Atlantic City for the Arts and Humanities (MAC), the organization that cares for the lighthouse, to Eastern Industrial Services, which started the project in mid-April and completed the work at the end of May.
The Cape May Lighthouse is open for public climbing, with orientation tours beginning in the restored oil house. The current Cape May Lighthouse was built in 1859 to replace an 1847 tower, which had replaced an 1823 tower.
The first order Fresnel lens that was once in the tower is now on display at the Cape May County Historical Museum. (Photos by Susan Krysiak, courtesy MAC.)
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