Absecon Lighthouse

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Nearby in 1854, the Powhatan wrecked, killing 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. So the Absecon Lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy. It served from 1857 until 1933, and now stands restored. Ghosts have been seen here since 1905, when a keeper saw the Jersey Devil at the top of the tower. Others since then have seen apparitions and noticed smells of pipe and cigar smoke, and the sounds of spooky laughter, footsteps in the tower and the tower door opening and closing. As well, dimes are said to appear in odd places.

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    31 S Rhode Island Ave
    Atlantic City, NJ 08401
    United States

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    39.36631473815552, -74.4140814460327
    Atlantic County, New Jersey
    Nearest Towns:
    Atlantic City, NJ (0.5 mi.)
    Ventnor City, NJ (3.8 mi.)
    Brigantine, NJ (4.0 mi.)
    Margate City, NJ (5.5 mi.)
    Pleasantville, NJ (6.1 mi.)
    Absecon, NJ (6.1 mi.)
    Longport, NJ (6.9 mi.)
    Northfield, NJ (7.3 mi.)
    Linwood, NJ (8.8 mi.)
    Smithville, NJ (9.1 mi.)

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