Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Lighthouses of New Jersey

Lighthouses are many things to many people.
To me, they are a guiding light to the tired mariner,
bringing him home from an often treacherous journey at sea.
It is a light of comfort, the light that guides him home. 
 
We have 18 fascinating Lighthouses here in New Jersey.
Each with it's own story, each surviving
the awe-inspiring force of the sea. 
 
We visited 2 on Saturday...
 
 This one in Sandy Hook...

 completed in 1764,

it is the oldest operating lighthouse in the 
United States.
 
Not far from Sandy Hook are the...

 Twin Lights of Navesink

 This gorgeous brownstone double lighthouse,

 was built in 1883,

 and is located 250 feet above Sandy Hook Bay.
 
The grounds of this lighthouse,
offer a picturesque view of the New York City skyline.
 
October 18, 2014, it didn't rain, just in case you were wondering.
 

19 comments:

  1. Debbie, I love to visit the lighthouses. They are both beautiful. The second one is really unique.. Great view of the city.. Have a happy day!

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  2. Oh so pretty! It's amazing to think. That Sandy Hook was built in 1764 - and I love the view of the skyline in your last photo!

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  3. Not dismissing your beautiful shots of the light houses...but I really loved the sky in that last shot.

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  4. Every time I travel to the Maritime Provinces Of Canada I hunt down and photograph lighthouses. I like your photo of the Navesink lighthouse. It's a lot different the ones I normally see. Here is a good resource page to help located light houses. LighthousesRus

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  5. Those lighthouses are wonderful. I have never seen anything like the second one you shared. That sky photo is stunning Debbie.

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  6. I am guessing that you were out late, though, judging by the colours in the clouds!!! I have never heard of a double lighthouse before, nor one made with brown stones...
    They are both wonderful lights!!

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  7. wow. the first is a classic style, but that 2nd one(s) is really, really neat!

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  8. I often forget that we have beautiful lighthouses right here in NJ! I've visited ones in Maine and other New England towns, and we even took a tour of the Nova Scotia ones. Shame on us that we never visited all those in our own state. Thanks for the gorgeous photos.

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  9. Debbie i love lighthouses,but we dont have here in my area!I like both, but the Twin Lights of Navesink is just amazing!!What a fantastic view!!Wonderful pictures!I really enjoyed your post!
    Dimi...

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  10. I love lighthouses! These are just beautiful!

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  11. Thanks for sharing these lovely photos of lighthouses. I am a big fan of light houses. I loved seeing a picture of the oldest operating light house in the US.
    Loved this post and blessings to you dear friend.

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  12. I have a love of lighthouses also, and those are amazing. Just to imagine how long they've been standing, and how well they have been taken care of. You have the most fascinating places to visit! I'm so jealous; all we have here is St. Augustine, but I still love to walk around down there. :)

    Hope you're having a wonderful day, Debbie. xoxo

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  13. Lighthouses are a favorite of mine, and this is marvelous, as are all your photos.

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  14. Debbie, Beautiful pictures. I love lighthouses... I've always dreamed of living in one. I hope all is going well with you...hugs, Bonnie

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  15. Wow...both so beautiful and historic. The brownstone though is so unusual, I have to say it's my favorite of the two! You might enjoy reading Ghost Ship, about the Mary Celeste (check out my sidebar) There was a mention of Sandy Hook in it. And, I read the neatest book about the Cape Hatteras lighthouse called Lost Light by Duffus.

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  16. They're both awesome! I have to say I really like the twin lights! I've never seen double lights like that.

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  17. I just love lighthouses, and these are such beauties, Debbie.

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  18. I've never seen a brownstone one before. It's beautiful. Did you climb either of them ? ( the stairs inside of course I mean). There always seem to be wonderful stories attached to any lighthouse. I love to visi the.

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  19. I love lighthouses and have seen many but never a double lighthouse! Thanks for sharing.

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