SANDY HOOK

Year Established:
1764
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2008
Photo Credit:
Jeff Gales
Photo Courtesy of:
U.S. Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
NEW YORK LOWER BAY
Latitude:
40° 27.7'
Longitude:
74° 0.1'
City / Town:
HIGHLANDS
U.S. State:
New Jersey
Location County:
MONMOUTH
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
Yes
Light List Data:
  1. SANDY HOOK
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1764
Tower Construction Material:
RUBBLESTONE W/BRICK INTERIOR
Tower Foundation:
STONE
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
88 feet above water
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
77 feet
Tower Shape:
OCTAGONAL
Tower Daymark:
White
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1883
Keeper's Quarters Style:
DUPLEX
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
WOOD FRAME
Other Structures:
2-DOOR GARAGE

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
THIRD ORDER, FRESNEL
Original Optic Type:
18 LAMPS, 21" REFLECTORS later 3rd order Fresnel
Year Original Lens Installed:
18
Private Aid:
No
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017