On our lighthouse adventure last week, we also visited
Only a short drive from the Twin Lighthouses,
this lighthouse more resembles a traditional lighthouse,
with the keepers home attached.
The Sandy Hook Lighthouse is the oldest operating lighthouse in the United States.
- how cool is that -
It is located at the northern end of the Sandy Hook Unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area.
Well preserved, the octagonal tower dates back to the 18th century,
and has been in service since 1764...
except being dark for the Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II
the beacon has been operating ever since.
The lighthouse is on the grounds of Fort Hancock, an unbelievable place to take pictures,
and believe me, I took a lot. I hope to share those on Friday!
- live light, spread the light, be the light -