Posts with the label lighthouses of New Jersey
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July 09, 2013

Sea Girt Lighthouse | Sea Girt, New Jersey

Sea Girt Lighthouse


 Sea Girt Lighthouse

 

Sea Girt Lighthouse in pretty little Sea Girt, New Jersey is a sweet little lighthouse. 

 

It is different, because the little light tower is actually part of the house. 

 

Most lighthouses are separate structures from the keeper’s house.

Sea Girt Lighthouse

After you enter the house, you see the little parlor.



Sea Girt Lighthouse parlor

To get to the light, you must climb a small ladder: 


Sea Girt Lighthouse

You can see the light:


Sea Girt Lighthouse light

The views from the lighthouse are great.


Sea Girt Lighthouse
Sea Girt Lighthouse

There are two wonderful websites that you tell you all about the lighthouse: 

 

Sea Girt Lighthouse

Lighthouse Friends

 

To see more about Sea Girt:

 

National Guard Militia Museum | Sea Girt, New Jersey 

 

To see more New Jersey lighthouses:

 

Sandy Hook Lighthouse

Cape May Lighthouse 

 

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Sea Girt Lighthouse | Sea Girt, New Jersey

July 09, 2013

August 21, 2012

Sandy Hook Lighthouse | Highlands, New Jersey

lighthouse

Sandy Hook

 

Sandy Hook is at the very beginning of the New Jersey shore. 

 

It is a barrier spit extending out into the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

On one side is Sandy Hook Bay, and on the other side is the Atlantic Ocean. 

 

New York City is visible in the distance.

 

Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in the United States. It was first lighted in 1764.


Sign

The lighthouse was outfitted with a Fresnel lens in the 1800’s.


Fresnel lens
Fresnel Lens
Fresnel Lens

There are splendid views in every direction from the top of the lighthouse. 

 

On one side is Fort Hancock, a former United States Army Fort which was decommissioned in 1974. 


View from Lighthouse

You can see the row of officers' houses in the background. 

 

Behind them is Sandy Hook Bay. 


View from lighthouse
View from Lighthouse


On the Atlantic Ocean side you can see New York City in the distance. 

 

That’s Brooklyn in the forefront and the towers of the famous Manhattan skyline in the background. 

 

You can see the currently-in-construction “Freedom Tower” (replacing the World Trade Center) rising above the rest, and The Empire State Building in the middle. 


View of New York City

For fascinating stories about the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, read here and here.

 

 You may also read about:

 

Fort Hancock at Sandy Hook

Sea Girt Lighthouse

The Cape May Lighthouse 

 


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Sandy Hook Lighthouse | Highlands, New Jersey

August 21, 2012