Environment officials move to protect NJ lighthouse considered among most vulnerable in nation

East Point Lighthouse

NBC NY 4 – New Jersey environmental officials are moving to protect a lighthouse on Delaware Bay considered one of the most vulnerable in the nation to rising seas and storm surges.

The Department of Environmental Protection said Friday it will begin next week to protect the East Point Lighthouse with giant sand-filled synthetic fabric tubes meant to temporarily keep the waves and tides at bay until a long-term solution can be found.

The project will cost more than $460,000 at the lighthouse in Maurice River Township in Cumberland County, using a grant from the National Parks Service …

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