The Cape May Lighthouse at Dusk
The Cape May Lighthouse is a lighthouse located in New Jersey at the tip of Cape May, in Cape May Point State Park, located in the town of Cape May Point. It was built in 1859, was automated in 1946, and continues operation to this day. It is the third fully documented lighthouse to be built at Cape May Point. The first was built in 1823; the second in 1847. The exact locations of the first two lighthouses are now underwater due to erosion. There are 199 steps to the top of the Lighthouse. The view from the top extends to Cape May City and Wildwood to the north, Cape May Point to the south, and, on a clear day, Cape Henlopen, Delaware, to the west.