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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Sandy Hook Lighthouse
Sandy Hook lighthouse is found at the northern end of the New Jersey shore. It is located near the entrance to the New York harbor. This made it important in protecting ships going in and out of the harbor for more than 200 years. Sandy Hook lighthouse was first put into service in 1764 and as such is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the USA.
We visited Sandy Hook during a trip to visit lighthouses along the New Jersey shore. The lighthouse had a small museum and gift shop in the keepers house. The lighthouse itself is only open for visitors to climb on a scheduled and limited basis since it is still a working lighthouse.
Sandy Hook lighthouse stands on the grounds of historic Fort Hancock.
I spent some time walking around the lighthouse and looking for the best angle to shoot my photos. I like this shot of the top of the lighthouse through the trees. You can see the rough stone and the angled walls in the photo.
I have written more about my visits to New Jersey lighthouses on my Hubpages Mbgphoto