Twin Lights Historic Site

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2 Light House Road, Highlands, NJ, USA
(732) 872-1814

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nowhereman136 nowherem…
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Twin Lights Lighthouse Jul 05, 2011
I wouldn't go out of my way to see this site but it is really cool. Its located at the top of the Jersey coast and there is a lovely view of New York City across the harbor. The lighthouse are free to go into (only the north tower is open to the public. Great view of the ocean and small town between the towers and ocean. Full view of Sandy Hook and Gateway National Park. Nice and relaxing.

If your having out with friends who live in the area or headed down to the shore from NYC, make this a stop in the morning before the beach. Nice way to start the day. Get there early enough and watch the sunrise.

also, there is a road called "Ocean Boulevard" less than a mile east. It a great scenic road with more views of the Harbor and some old Victorian houses. All this leads too a quaint little town with some good restaurants.
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furiousfowl furiousf…
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Twin Lights LIGHTHOUSE Jul 20, 2008
Now this lighthouse was cool, resembled a castle in a way sitting up on a hill overlooking the harbor. Now this lighthouse is also known as the twin lights of Navesink its situated 2oo feet above sea level and has been used as a navigational aid to NJ waters since 1828. built of local brownstone at a cost of $74,000 and replaced the earlier buildings that had fallen into disrepair.

the architect joseph lederie designed the new structure with two non-identical towers linked by keepers quarters and storage rooms. this unique design made it easy to distinguish twin lights from other lighthouses. at night the two beacons, one flashing and other fixed, provided its characteristic appeal.
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