Sandy Hook Light

Sandy Hook Light (HM2U4)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.7', W 74° 0.125'

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Upper Marker:
This light was completed in 1764 and is the oldest continuously operating lighthouse in the United States. New York merchants petitioned their assembly to raise money for the light by lotteries and tonnage taxes on ships entering New York.In 1739 the Federal Government formed the U.S. Lighthouse Service, later incorporated into the U.S. Coast Guard to operate this light and all other aids to navigation in U.S. Waters.Sandy Hook Light is 29 feet in diameter at the base and is 85 feet above the ground and can be seen for 19 miles.Sandy Hook Light is a reminder of our rich maritime history and is still and important aid to navigation at the entrance to New York Harbor.

Lower Marker:
Sandy Hook Light
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

Under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
this site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States

U.S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
HM NumberHM2U4
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByU.S. Coast Guard
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 7:29pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584606 N 4479477
Decimal Degrees40.46166667, -74.00208333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.7', W 74° 0.125'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 42.00" N, 74° 0' 7.50" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1100 Hudson Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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