Historic Barnegat Lighthouse to get $1.3 million renovation

A historic lighthouse in South Jersey will soon be shuttered for several months as it undergoes a $1.3 million renovation.
The state Department of Environmental Protection announced on Friday that The Barnegat Lighthouse, located at the northernmost tip of Long Beach Island, will close to visitors on Monday. The construction work is expected to continue there through October.
Barnegat Lighthouse State Park will remain open while the work proceeds.
Built in 1856, the lighthouse in Barnegat Light was decommissioned in 1927 and remained dark until 2009, when the Friends of the Barnegat Lighthouse donated the current light.
The lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.