Editorial: Consider moving East Point Lighthouse inland to protect it

PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY – East Point Lighthouse for about a hundred years guided Delaware Bay boats from its shoreline location in a remote part of Maurice River Township.

The two-story brick building, taken out of service in the mid-20th century, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a treasure, but one that doesn’t get many visitors. The nearest tiny town, Heislerville, is a few miles away, and the lighthouse is at the end of a long dead end.

Despite underperforming as a tourist attraction, state and federal governments have poured money into repeatedly repairing East Point Lighthouse and protecting it from the waves and winds of the bay …

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