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Highlands in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Navesink Light Station

 
 
Navesink Light Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
1. Navesink Light Station Marker
Inscription.  
has been designated a
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.

2006

National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 2006 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsLandmarksWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Lighthouses, and the National Historic Landmarks series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1828.
 
Location. 40° 23.784′ N, 73° 59.154′ W. Marker is in Highlands, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is on Lighthouse Road. Marker is located
Marker at Twin Lights Historic Site image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
2. Marker at Twin Lights Historic Site
Click or scan to see
this page online
at the Twin Lights Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. The Navesink Highlands Light Station (here, next to this marker); Spermaceti Cove Lifeboat Station (a few steps from this marker); Marconi at Twin Lights (a few steps from this marker); 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 . . .
1. Navesink Twin Lights. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on March 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Navesink Lighthouse. Lighthouse Friends entry (Submitted on March 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Navesink Light Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
3. Navesink Light Station Marker
The North Tower can be seen here behind the marker.
Marker from North Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
4. Marker from North Tower
The marker can be seen here from the top of the North Tower.
Navesink Light Station aka Twin Lights Historic Site image. Click for more information.
By Larry Gertner, June 28, 2021
5. Navesink Light Station aka Twin Lights Historic Site
National Historic Landmark Nomination
(Submitted on March 10, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Click for more information.
South Tower of Navesink Light Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
6. South Tower of Navesink Light Station
Navesink Light Station North Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
7. Navesink Light Station North Tower
View from North Tower image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
8. View from North Tower
Sandy Hook and New York City can be seen from the North Tower of the Navesink Light Station.
Navesink Light Station image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 20, 2009
9. Navesink Light Station
This photo, taken from Sandy Hook, shows the commanding location of Navesink's Twin Lights. At 250 feet above Sandy Hook Bay, the Twin Lights occupy one of the highest points on the Atlantic coastline.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 775 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   5. submitted on June 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on September 20, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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