Have You Seen the Floating Christmas Tree in Tuckerton?
Have You Seen the Floating Christmas Tree? If you are driving down Route Nine and going through Tuckerton at night you will see the floating Christmas tree on the lake across from the Tuckerton Seaport. At night the tree gives the impression it's floating on the water, well it kinda is.
How do they light this tree, which is in the middle of a lake? It began with a Girl Scouts project in 1961 which was put together by the late Peg Jacobi, a longtime former mayor, with her husband. Mrs. Jacobi’s husband (Jake) discovered a way to run the electric lines under the water to light the tree. The tree sits on a floating dock in the lake. In 2016 the tree was dedicated to the memory of Peg Jacobi.
So for 59 years now the "Tuckerton Floating Christmas Tree" has illuminated Lake Pohatcong in Southern Ocean County. It’s a very ”Jersey Shore” Christmas twist. Enjoy it every year. The "Floating Tree" has once again been lit in Tuckerton across from the Tuckerton Seaport. Merry Christmas Ocean County.