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Name: Bergen Point Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Bayonne, New Jersey, United States

Location: Junction of Newark Bay and the Kill Van Kull.

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Height of Focal Plane: 46

Characteristic and Range: Originally fixed white; range 15 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: Gray granite tower on the SE angle of the dwelling.

This light is not operational

Earlier Towers?
1849: 54-foot wooden tower. 1859: Square brick tower attached to keeper's house.

Date Established: 1849

Date Deactivated: 1949

Fog Signal: Bell, one stroke every 15 seconds (1945).

Current Use: Destroyed.

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Keepers: Peter Girth (1853-1862), John McDonald (1863-1873), Hannah McDonald (1873-1879), John McDonald (1879-1881), George V. Post (1881-1882), Alexander Ferriera (1882-1884), John J. Prentiss (1884-1888), Joseph Coons (1888-1889), Robert Ray (1902), Mrs. Francis Kelly (1902), August Kjelberg (1902), J. R. Carlsson (c. 1906), Hans Beuthe (1921-c. 1939)


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