The Tatham Life Saving Station and Museum located at the American Legion Hall in Stone Harbor will be a part of the Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey 2010 being held on October 16 and 17. The Lighthouse Challenge is a two-day opportunity to visit 12 land-based lighthouses, two museums, and one life saving station. The Tatham Life Saving Station was built in 1895 and today is listed on both the National and New Jersey Registries of Historic Places. Murals in the building depict the history of the building, use of life saving equipment during the 1900s and honor our fallen soldiers. Memorabilia include the Faking box, a life saving boat, and artifacts from both World Wars are also on display. Visitors are encouraged to climb the observation tower to get a spectacular view of Stone Harbor, the ocean, Hereford Inlet, the bay and wetlands. Tours will be available from 8 AM to 6 PM. both days.
The Tatham Life Saving Station and Museum is inside in the Stephen C. Ludlam Post 331 American Legion Hall at 117th Street and Second Avenue in Stone Harbor.