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Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sandy Hook Lighthouse,
Highlands, NJ
*Dates of operation~~ 1764-present
*Building Material~~ Rubblestone w/ brick interior
*Tower~~ 85 feet
*Elevation~~ 4 feet above sea level
*Markings~~ White w/ red lantern
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed white
*Existing Buildings~~ 1883 Keeper's quarters, 2 door garage
*Automated~~ 1965
*Original Lens~~ 18 oil lamps w/ 21" reflectors
*Current Lens~~ Third Order Fresnel
*Open to Public?~~ Yes
*Current Owner~~ National Park Service
*Waterway Location~~ New York Lower Bay
*Significant Feature~~ This is the oldest operating lighthouse in the U. S.   

            LINKS
Lighthouse Friends lighthouse history and info
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=378

National Park Service
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/park/sandyhk.htm

Sandy Hook National Historic Landmark Nomination
http://www.cr.nps.gov/maritime/nhl/sandy.htm

Multiple photos af Sandy Neck area including lighthouse
http://www.sandy-hook.com/Sandy%20Hook%20Slides/slides/Sandy-Hook-Lifeguards-Banner.shtml

US Coast Guard's lighthouse history page
http://www.uscg.mil/d1/antNewYork/lighthouses/Sandy_Hook.asp
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