Today is National Lighthouse Day, and if you live in New Jersey or are visiting for sun and fun, you don’t have just one good reason to visit these guardians of sailors and ships, you’ve got 11. That’s the state’s lighthouse tally, according to the page posted online by NJ.gov.
Before you get in the car, however, a few caveats. Not all New Jersey lighthouses fit the traditional profile of a tall, red-and-white-striped tower — though the Barnegat and Abescon lights come close.
One last thing: If you’ve always had a hankering to be a lighthouse keeper, you’re out of luck. Automation is the rule of the day.