Photo of the Week – East Point Lighthouse

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Over a period of two years I made it a point to “capture” as many of New Jersey’s twenty-two lighthouses as possible. I got all but three. East Point Lighthouse was one of the first that I visited. This lighthouse is actually on the northern bank of the Delaware Bay at the mouth of the Maurice River.

I used a line-drawing function in Corel Paint Pro to convert the original images to sketch-type image.

East Point Lighthouse, New Jersey rendered as a Drawing

East Point Lighthouse, New Jersey rendered as a Drawing

The lighthouse is not routinely open to the public, but the grounds are. It is positioned very close to the a Delaware Bay beach overlooking a marshy area. The beacon marks the entrance to Maurice River and access to the town of Bivalve—the focal point of New Jersey oyster harvesting for many years.

East Point Lighthouse, New Jersey

East Point Lighthouse, New Jersey


This is the orginal photo before converting it to a drawing.

Photographs © 2015 Jeff Richmond

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2 Responses to Photo of the Week – East Point Lighthouse

  1. Sorry, because its a fine photograph and an interesting building, but I couldn’t help focusing on the thought of someone naming a town ‘Bivalve’. Very apt, I’m sure, but I can’t imagine using it as my home address. Fred Anderson, Bivalve, sounds more like an adjective than a noun….

    • merlinjr01 says:

      I fully understand. I guess you have to go there to appreciate the history of the name since oysters–the bivalves–made the town. And you are right, in a sense, the word “bivalve” is either an adjective or a noun–just depends on how it is used. But, if you like oysters, this is the place to visit in season, especially during their Bay Shore Days festival.

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