Navigating Sandy Hook Waters

Navigating Sandy Hook Waters (HMF02)

Location: Highlands, NJ 07732 Monmouth County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 28.3', W 74° 0.359'

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— Maritime History —

The broad expanse of New York Harbor is misleading. Shoals and sandbars pose underwater threats to navigation and ships must stay in channels for safe passage.

Until the Ambrose Channel was created, all ships entered the harbor through a natural channel around the tip of Sandy Hook. Currents here are treacherous and coming "round the Hook" was a challenge to seamen.

Lighthouses, lightships, floating buoys, fog bells, and horns have all served as sentinels to guide ships through the harbor.
HM NumberHMF02
Placed ByNational Park Service, State of New Jersey Division of Parks & Forestry
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 4:29am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584262 N 4480584
Decimal Degrees40.47166667, -74.00598333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 28.3', W 74° 0.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 28' 18.00" N, 74° 0' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Ambrose Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, US
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