Cape May Lighthouse. New Jersey . Watercolor . 14" x 20"
This is the 3rd incarnation of the Cape May Lighthouse built on the southern most tip of New Jersey... and this, the latest and probably
the last version, constructed in 1859, was designed by then Captain, George Meade, a civil engineer in the United States Army...
just a couple of years before the Civil War. On the left is St. Mary-by-the-Sea, a summer-retreat of the Sisters of Saint Joseph.
The ornate, Victorian styled structure, was originally built in 1889 as the Shoreham Hotel and I believe this was purchased by the Sisters in 1909.