Lefton lighthouses are handcrafted . They are ceramic, then finished with intricate, hand painted details. These collectible lighthouses are illuminated and come with a brief history of the lighthouse. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of these lighthouses is donated to an organization for the restoration and preservation of lighthouses. One of these collectible lighthouses is the Lefton Barnegat Lighthouse.
The Lefton Barnegat Lighthouse is a replica of the Barnegat lighthouse in New Jersey. This lighthouse stands on the northern tip of Long Beach Island, on the south side of Barnegat Inlet. This lighthouse was put into service in July of 1835. The original lighthouse fell into the sea in 1857, due to encroaching seas. Due to these encroaching seas, the light was installed atop a temporary wooden tower. The new lighthouse was built taller and placed 100 feet south of the original.
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