used this chance to make a stronger, better lighthouse.
They built it so well that it’s still standing
today. The Barnegat Lighthouse is four times bigger than
the original lighthouse. At 165 feet, it’s the
second tallest lighthouse in New Jersey. They built it
further from the ocean than the first, so it wouldn’t
fall in again.
clock mechanism rotated the light. The keeper wound the
mechanism hourly during the night to keep the light working.
You can bet he didn’t sleep at nights!