Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
From the Navesink Highlands
The Navesink Highlands overlooks the major shipping channels in and out of New York Harbor. From here, 200 feet above the ocean, there is unobstructed visibility on a clear day for 22 miles out to the horizon. This is one of the reasons the original Navesink Highlands Light Station was constructed on this location in 1828.
This drawing was designed to highlight the important landmarks visible from this location. The scale and perspective have been exaggerated to help you pick out these important features. See how many of the landmarks listed below you can find. Helpful Hint: New York City (10) will be to your left (i.e. north) and Ambrose Light Tower (13) is in front of you (i.e. east).
Legend1. Lower New York Harbor
2. Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse
3. West Bank Lighthouse
4. Former Shoal Lighthouse
5. US Navy Station Earl, Sandy Hook Bay
6. Verrazano Narrows Bridge connecting Staten Island to Brooklyn
7. Coney Island, New York
8. Jersey City, New Jersey
9. Statue of Liberty
10. Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York
12. Long Island, New York
13. Ambrose Light Tower
14. Atlantic Ocean
15. US Coast Guard Station, Sandy Hook, New Jersey
16. US Coast Guard Station, Sandy Hook, New Jersey
17. Fort Hancock, Sandy Hook, National Park Service
18. Sandy Hook Lighthouse
19. Spermaceti Cove Visitor Center, National Park Service
20. Seabright, New Jersey
21. Highlands Bridge over Shrewsbury River
22. Highlands, New Jersey
Erected by NJ Division of Parks and Forestry.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Communications • Notable Buildings • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
Location. 40° 23.81′ N, 73° 59.132′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker can be reached from Light House Road, 0.1 miles south of Twinlights Terrace, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Government Rd, Highlands NJ 07732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Telegraph and Radar at Twin Lights (a few steps from this marker); The Navesink Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Navesink Light Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Old North Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Spermaceti Cove Life Saving Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Spermaceti Cove Lifesaving Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Marconi at Twin Lights (within shouting distance of this marker); Powerhouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Highlands.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 19, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.