Sea Girt Lighthouse

Before Sea Girt Light was established in 1896, there was a long stretch of more than 38 miles with no lighthouses on the New Jersey coast. The design of Sea Girt Lighthouse is unusual for the New Jersey coast. It consists of a square, red brick tower rising 44 feet and attached to a keeper’s dwelling. By 1980, the building was in a deteriorated state and was closed. An organization called the Sea Girt Citizens Committee was formed to save the lighthouse, and today it's open to the public. The guest in this episode is Jude Meehan, who is the president of the Sea Girt Citizens Committee. 

Co-hosting this episode are Heather Porter of Kentucky and her 11-year-old daughter, Guinevere. Heather and Guin discuss their recent visit to New England to see lighthouses, including Portland Head, Nubble, and Goat Island in Kennebunkport, Maine.

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