Sandy Hook Light

"Highlands, New Jersey"


Built: 1764
Automated: 1962

"This 85-foot tall octagonal rubblestone tower is the only surviving U.S. lighthouse of the colonial period and therefore is the oldest lighthouse in the United States. Located at the tip of Sandy Hook, north of the highlands, it is part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. It is still in operation today."



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