• Atlantic City Electric Donates $10,000 to Absecon Lighthouse

    Oct 20, 2010

    Non-Profit Organization Receives Funds to Support Historic Landmark

    MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Atlantic City Electric recently donated $10,000 to the Absecon Lighthouse during a presentation at the historic landmark located in the Inlet section of Atlantic City, N.J.

    “We are honored to be able to assist in supporting such an historical asset,” said Atlantic City Electric Region Vice President Charlie Wimberg. “The Absecon Lighthouse serves as an invaluable resource for learning the history of Atlantic City, especially for the youth living in the communities we serve.”

    The Absecon Lighthouse went into operation in 1857 and was the first of New Jersey’s three sister lighthouses to be built; the others are Barnegat and Cape May. It also is the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey and the third tallest in the country.

    “It makes sense for the oldest lighthouse in Atlantic City to have Atlantic City Electric as a partner, and we're thrilled for the endorsement and support of our efforts to keep it lit," said, Jean Muchanic, Executive Director, Absecon Lighthouse.

    For further details regarding the Absecon Lighthouse, contact Jean Muchanic at 609-449-1360 or via

    e-mail at jean@abseconlighthouse.org.

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    Atlantic City Electric, a public utility owned by Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: POM), provides safe, reliable and affordable regulated electric delivery services to more than 547,000 customers in southern New Jersey.