Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Navesink Light Station
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America.
From 1828 until 1949 the Twin Towers of Navesink served as a principal aid to navigation for vessels entering New York Harbor. This station tested several important lighthouse technologies and was the first to demonstrate commercial wireless telegraph in the United States.
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected 2006 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 40° 23.784′ N, 73° 59.154′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Touch for map. Marker is located at the Twin Lights Historic Site. Marker is in this post office area: Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Navesink Highlands Light Station (here, next to this marker); Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station (a few steps from this marker); Marconi at Twin Lights The Old North Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (within shouting distance of this marker); Twin Lights Mystery Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Powerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Highlands Doughboy World War I Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
Also see . . . Twin Lights of Navesink website. (Submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Landmarks • Man-Made Features • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 705 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.