Henri is at the Absecon Lighthouse

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Henri is at the Absecon Lighthouse! Both of my books,  Henri’s Home and Henri to the Rescue are in the gift shop at the Absecon Visitor’s Center.

postcard from Absecon Lighthouse

According to the Absecon Lighthouse web site, in 1876 the lighthouse was built on an inlet of Atlantic City. In July 1925, electricity powered the lamps. But in 1933, the light was extinguished and the Absecon Lighthouse was decommissioned. In 1971, the lighthouse appeared on the National Register of Historic Places.


Today, visitors can walk up the 228 steps to the top of the lighthouse. The panoramic view of Atlantic City and the Atlantic Ocean is spectacular.

Kim climbing the Absecon steps (2019)

The Absecon Lighthouse is New Jersey’s tallest lighthouse. It is also the third tallest in the United States.

I first visited the lighthouse in 2019 with my daughter Samantha’s family. My oldest grandchildren enjoyed the climb up the narrow spiral staircase. We marveled at the view of the ocean.

getting ready to climb with Max and Charley (2019)

 at the top with Charley and Max (2019)

Then, in 2022 I once again made a trip to Atlantic City to visit the lighthouse. This time, my youngest grandchildren enjoyed the climb.

climbing once again with grandchildren Will and Emmy and their Mom Toni (2022)

And now, Henri is at the Absecon Lighthouse and waits for our return trip. Perhaps you too would like to check him out in the gift shop!

                       success (2019)


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