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Name: Sandy Hook Point Light  

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Also known as: Sandy Hook East Beacon

Also known as: Sandy Hook North Beacon

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

Location: North entrance to Sandy Hook Bay.

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Managing Organization:
U.S. Coast Guard

In 1921, the 1880 cast iron lighthouse at this site was moved to New York City, where it became Jeffrey's Hook Light, famous as the "Little Red Lighthouse."

Tower Height: 35

Height of Focal Plane: 38

Characteristic and Range: White light, 3 s on, 3 s off.

Description of Tower: Steel pyramidal skeletal tower.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1842: White wooden tower on a stone foundation, light 35 feet above sea level. 1867: Light on keeper's dwelling (burned down and rebuilt in 1867, moved inland 1869). 1880: Conical cast iron tower, 42 feet tall.

Date Established: 1817

Date Present Tower Built: 1917?

Optics: Fifth order Fresnel lens; 1883: Fourth order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

Keepers: Michael T. Burke 1875-1879


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