This was the front light of the Southwest Spit Range, with Sandy Hook Light acting as the rear light. It was moved or rebuilt a number of times to accommodate shifts in the main ship channel, a fact that is reflected in the different tower heights provided in light lists over the years: 35 feet (1850s), 30 feet (1880s), 24 feet (1900s) and 36 feet (1910s).
Tower Height: 36
Height of Focal Plane: 37
Characteristic and Range: Fixed white light, visible for 11 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White wooden tower with a black lantern.
This light is not operational
Date Established: 1817
Date Deactivated: Early 1920s
Optics: 1855: Sixth order Fresnel lens.
Current Use: Destroyed.