Sea Girt to celebrate National Lighthouse Day

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SEA GIRT — The Sea Girt Lighthouse will participate in National Lighthouse Day Sunday, Aug. 6.
The lighthouse will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, welcoming all to climb the historical tower. “We will have merchandise for sale that will support the lighthouse,” said Trustee of the Sea Girt Lighthouse Citizens Committee Catherine Schwier. Items for sale will include T-shirts, hats, notecards, postcards and car magnets. A docent from the New Jersey Lighthouse Association will be present to tour with groups for the afternoon. Additionally, many trustees of the Sea Girt Lighthouse Committee will be present. In August 1789, President George Washington signed legislation that created the Lighthouse Commission for the United States. Two-hundred years later, in 1989, Congress passed a resolution designating Aug. 7, 1989 as National Lighthouse Day, which was approved by President Ronald Reagan. “Though it is not an official day, it has been observed ever since,” said Alan Jacobson, a member of the New Jersey Lighthouse Society.   Tours at the Sea Girt Light- house are available every Sunday from 2 through 4 p.m. with no reservation required.

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