Keeping the Light

Keeping the Light (HMEXR)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 27.698', W 74° 0.114'

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Gateway Natl Rec Area

— Sandy Hook —

For more than a century, Sandy Hook Lighthouse keepers lived in isolation at the end of this windswept peninsula. In the 1890s, the U.S. Army began building massive concrete gun batteries here to defend the entrance to New York harbor. Fort Hancock was established to man the guns.

The current two-family keeper's quarters was built in 1883 and is the fifth house to stand near this site. The keeper and his assistant climbed the spiral stairs to the lens house every day before sunset to light the lamps. Trimming the lamp wicks, cleaning soot from the lens, and carrying oil up the tower were some of their daily chores.
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Placed ByGateway National Recreation Area
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Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584621 N 4479474
Decimal Degrees40.46163333, -74.00190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 27.698', W 74° 0.114'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 27' 41.88" N, 74° 0' 6.84" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 593-621 Hudson Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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