The lost lights series of patches commemorates the lighthouses we have lost over the years. The fourth Patch from the Lost Lights series features Bergen Point Lighthouse, which was located in New Jersey.
Bergen Point Lighthouse was first built in 1849 at the juncture of Newark Bay and the Kill van Kull waterway – not far from the border between New York and New Jersey. By 1855 the original structure, constructed of wood seems to have been in a fair state of disrepair. Due to the extent of the decay it was determined that it would be better to rebuild rather than attempt any kind of repair to the existing structure. This second lighthouse, completed in 1859 was made of stone and withstood the test of time for the remainder of its working days. The picturesque light guided mariners until 1949 when the light was decommissioned due to the widening of the Kill Van Kull. The light was later torn down and a skeletal tower was built in its place. Proceeds from the sale of this patch will be used to help preserve lighthouses for future generations. The cost of the patch is $8.00 and can be ordered thru the Keeper’s Loft.