Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights

Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (HMEYD)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 23.798', W 73° 59.149'

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This was a significant site for more than just the lighthouse. In this strategic location, Marconi demonstrated wireless telegraph, the US Navy established a wireless station and the US Army tested various radar units.

The Navy's Bureau of Equipment had the responsibility of establishing wireless radio stations for communications with Navy ships. Unable to reach an agreement with Marconi for use of his wireless equipment, the US Navy had, by 1902, established their own wireless station here.

By 1907, the Navy's station was abandoned and the building purchased by the Postal Telegraph Company. The Postal Telegraph Company moved the structure off the lighthouse grounds and attached it to their existing telegraph watchtower to provide housing for their telegraph keeper.

From 1932 until 1939, engineers and scientists from Fort Monmouth military base in Eatontown, NJ tested radar and other detection devices here. In November 1939, testers were able to use radar units to follow a flight of B-17 bombers over Long Island, New York flying a distance of 138 miles.
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HM NumberHMEYD
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Placed ByNJ Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks & Forestry
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 586068 N 4472274
Decimal Degrees40.39663333, -73.98581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 23.798', W 73° 59.149'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 23' 47.88" N, 73° 59' 8.94" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 436-494 Light House Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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