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Looking for a photography subject that was not constantly moving like birds, I went to the East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, NJ on the Delaware Bay near the mouth of the Maurice River. Built in 1849, it is the second oldest lighthouse in the state. It was partially destroyed by fire in 1971, restored in 1979, and reactivated in 1980.

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

East Point Lighthouse

After Superstorm Sandy there has been some concern that the lighthouse may not survive the forces of nature unless something is done to reinforce the land surrounding it. The following scenes of the beach around the lighthouse show how close the ocean is and how easy it would be for another major storm to bring down the lighthouse.

Beach at East Point LIghthouse

Beach at East Point Lighthouse. Look closely (click to enlarge) and you will see upturned horseshoe crabs on the sand.

Beach at East Point Lighthouse

Beach at East Point Lighthouse. Note upturned horseshoe crabs. There was no one on the beach and I went around and flipped the crabs one by one. They started at once to crawl back to the surf. See also: https://neihtn.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/horseshoe-crab-season/

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