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grandmar grandmar
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Sandy Hook Lighthouse Oct 10, 2014
For more than a century, Sandy Hook Lighthouse keepers lived in isolation at the end of this windswept peninsula. In the 1890s the US Army began building Fort Hancock. The current two-family keeper's quarters was build in 1883. It is the fifth house to stand at this site. The lighthouse keepers no longer have to climb the spiral stairs to the lens house every day before sunset to light the lamps because the light is now automated. The Coast Guard maintains the light and the National Park Service cares for the tower.

I didn't go in to the museum or lighthouse keeper's residence as there appeared to be no handicapped entrance.
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Sandy Hook Lighthouse
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furiousfowl furiousf…
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Sandy Hook Lighthouse Jul 20, 2008
this one is on another military base but i think its either closed or a reserve base. but this base dates back to the civil war. this tall, white lighthouse at sandy hook is the oldest standing light tower in the United States. since 1764 its light has shown upon the harbor here in new jersey. when it was built and completed on june 11th 1764, its lamps were lit for the 1st time. sandy hook stands at 85 feet above the ground and 88 feet above the water. this light is a third order light with a fresnel lens, but in 1950 it was replaced with a 45,000 candle-power,fixed electric light since 1950. the light continues to aid mariners as it has faithfully done for the last 198 years.

during the revolutionary war, the light was put out of operation on march 1776, so that the british couldnt benefit from its use. however the british replaced and repaired the beacon and dispite all attempts to detroy it by cannon fire by an intripedband of small boats, the light remained lit except during the blackouts of WW2
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