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Navesink (Twin Lights) Lighthouse
Navesink (Twin Lights) Lighthouse,
Highlands, NJ
North Tower-(Octagonal)
*Dates of operation~~ 1862-1898, 1962-present
*Building Material~~ Brownstone w/ brick lining
*Tower~~73 feet
*Elevation~~ 200 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ Natural brownstone
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed white
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (attached), electric generator building (for South
Tower electric arc lens)
*Automated~~ 1962
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ Sixth Order Fresnel
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
*Waterway Location~~ Lower New York Bay
*Significant Feature~~ Lighthouse of many U. S. "firsts"; site of first Fresnel lens
experiments, first seacoast tower to use mineral oil in lamps, first use of electric arc lamp
(South Tower, in conjunction with First Order Bivalve Fresnel lens).  
South Tower-(Square)
*Dates of operation~~1862-1952
*Building Material~~ Brownstone w/ brick lining
*Tower~~ 73 feet
*Elevation~~ 200 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ Natural brownstone
*Light Pattern~~ Flashing white every 5 seconds
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (attached), electric generator building (for South
Tower electric arc lens)
*Automated~~ 1949
*Original Lens~~ First Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ None
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ New Jersey Dept. of Environmental Protection
*Waterway Location~~ Lower New York Bay
*Significant Feature~~ See North Tower    

   LINKS
Official Lighthouse Site
http://twinlightslighthouse.com/

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/light/navesink.htm

Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=376
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