Sandy Hook Light

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Sandy Hook Light

 
Location: New York Harbor near Highlands, NJ
Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

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About Sandy Hook Light

The location of the light is New York Harbor. The nearest city is Highlands, NJ. The station was first established in 1764. The current lighthouse was first lit in 1764.

The lighthouse is a octagonal structure.

The tower has a fixed white light at a focal plane height of 103 ft above mean high water. The light has a nominal range of 19 nautical miles. The tower height is 88 ft.

Open to the Public?: Yes    Active?: Yes

Identification number: 1-35040 (U.S.)

It was originally called New York Lighthouse. In 1857 the lighthouse underwent extensive repairs, including a new edifice, a brick lining inside the tower, and iron steps which replaced the worn wooden ones. In 1964, the lighthouse celebrated its 200th Anniversary. It is the oldest original working lighthouse in the country. The light was automated in 1965.

The dwelling was built in 1883.

Lighted throughout 24 hours.

Sandy Hook Light was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Oct. 15, 1966, reference number 66000468.

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons

Photo by: Jim Tracy
Source: USBeacons
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