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First Light (reflections) on the Barneget, N. J. Original Lighthouse tower
The current lighthouse was commissioned Jan. 1,1859. The tower light was 165 feet above sea level. It remained a first class navigational light until August 1927 when the "Barneget Lightship" was anchored 8 miles off the coast;

The tower light was reduced over 80% but it was not extinguished until January 1944

The light ship was removed in 1965 made obsolete by electronic navigation.
Although its light is no longer functional, the tower is flood lit at night

The original light is housed in Barnget Historical Museum. A special foundation needed to be installed due to the weight of the light This is just a small area of the light.
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Jan 10 2013 03:25 GMT hans55 PRO
great use of light and reflections !!
Jan 10 2013 03:26 GMT will
so interesting, creative and all beautiful, barb )
Jan 10 2013 05:57 GMT Annamaria
Nice catch! Rainbow colours and reflections!! ;-))
Jan 10 2013 09:03 GMT hallo
Nice huge lenses reflecting not light only, but rainbows of beautiful colors...Well done Barb..
Jan 10 2013 09:25 GMT sheasoru68
Very unusual Barb,....and a nice piece of historic info,....lovely!
Jan 10 2013 09:35 GMT Papagena
Another intriguing picture Barb !! Thanks also for these interesting informations !!
Jan 10 2013 12:20 GMT clintonfolks
wonderful info. great photo.!
Jan 10 2013 13:30 GMT julie13
Love the way you have captured this
Jan 10 2013 14:18 GMT senna3
Fantastic close-up, a beautiful reflections!
Jan 10 2013 19:23 GMT Cronos1
Thank you for sharing, Barb ! Very interesting history !
Beautiful reflections !
Jan 10 2013 19:51 GMT wijnie58
Fantastic used of the light, Barbara..:-))
Jan 10 2013 23:28 GMT Myshots
Terrific notes and image...
Jan 11 2013 02:30 GMT T1MELESS PRO
Love the way you have caught the colours. Great shot !!!
Jan 11 2013 15:53 GMT peterpinhole
Interesting info and makes for a great image!