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Finn's Point LH (NJ) Closed Until Further Notice

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Postby wheland » Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:55 am


Finn's Point Lighthouse is closed to all access. The Lighthouse is located in the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge which is under the control of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

According to Ms Virginia Rettig, Deputy Refuge Manager the Refuge has gone through a major downsizing in both staff and operating budget- essentially both have been eliminated causing most programs to be halted with the public access to the lighthouse being one of them.

Ther is no indication of when this might change. They are not hopeful for any quick change in thier situation.

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Postby Lighthouse Joe » Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:45 am


So how does this affect the NJLHC in a few weeks? I can only assume that you can visit the site, but not climb the light as in years past.

If anyon knows different, let us know.
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Postby wheland » Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:52 am


Joe,

Sorry I should have included that info in the initial post.

Here's what is posted on the NJLHS site -

"Although the Finn's Point Lighthouse will be closed for climbing during the Challenge, it will still be included on the Challenge route--volunteers will be giving out the Finn's Point Challenge souvenirs at a table set up in Fort Mott State Park. Signs will be posted, directing participants to the Challenge table. "

This should answer your question.

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Postby Lighthouse Joe » Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:09 am


Gracias Muchacho!

Now, whether or not we (wife, beaglesn and I) do the challenge this year is still pending.
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