Okay, I figured I would start doing a little research on the NJ Lighthouse Cruise idea proposed by ctyankee.
I am proposing the second saturday in May for several reasons:
1 - Should be warm enough by then to enjoy the shore locations.
2 - Should be early enough to avoid most of the summer beach traffic.
3 - Doesn't conflict with any other proposed events that I know of.
4 - 2nd saturday in April isn't good for me for personal reasons (sorry!)
Looking at the map of 11 NJ lighthouses, I don't think we would be able to reach all 11 lighthouses in a single day. I think for this event we should stick to the six southern lighthouses, and maybe do the other five another time, perhaps as an early fall trip.
Here is a map of NJ showing the locations of the lighthouses.
So I would propose trying to visit a selection of lighthouses between #6 and #11.
Here is a list of them, with their addresses,
6 Absecon Lighthouse
31 South Rhode Island Ave.
7 Hereford Inlet Lighthouse
111 North Central Ave.
8 Cape May Lighthouse
Cape May Point State Park
Cape May Point
9 East Point Lighthouse
East Point Rd. (off Rt. 47)
10 Finns Point Rear Range Light
197 Lighthouse Rd.
11 Tinicum Rear Range Lighthouse
Intersection of Mantua and Second Sts.
Now I don't know how accessible each of these locations would be. We probably won't be able to hit all six for logistical reasons, such as condition of access roads, parking lot size, etc.
So if anybody on the forum has been to any of these lighthouses, please share what you know about them, and whether you think it would be a good spot for a group of 15 or 20 cars to visit. In the meantime, I will continue with my internet research for now.
Thanks, and I hope you all can make it for this event!