Here in New Jersey there are no shortage of lighthouses. I've been to a number of them including; Hereford Inlet, Navesink Twin Lights, Absecon Lighthouse, East Point Lighthouse, Barnegat Lighthouse, Sandy Hook, Cape May, Finns Point, Sea Girt, and Brigantine Lighthouse, to name a few.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse has an interesting history if you care to investigate its past. It is currently closed due to the need for some structural repairs, but there is a hostel there set just beside the lighthouse. If you decide to stay at a hostel, Pigeon Point appears to be a great one to visit, set high on a cliff with a magnificent view.
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SOLDAlthough not inspirational, I love this quote:
"Lighthouse: A tall building on the seashore in which the government maintains a lamp and the friend of a politician."
~ Author unknown