|The Sandy Hook Light with the keeper's quarters on the left.|
|Sandy Hool Light from the Mortar Battery|
|The Lighthouse was built from rubble,|
or ballast stones.
|Navesink: Looking at the south Twin Light from the north Light.|
About one hundred years later, the Twin Lights of Navesink were constructed to replace a couple of other lights just south of the Sandy Hook light that were in bad shape. These new lights would further mark the entrance to New York Harbor to make it even safer for ships. When Sandy Hook's brand new first order Fresnel lens from France didn't fit inside the tower, it was transferred to Navesink and Sandy Hook got a new third order Fresnel which is there to this day. After we climbed the ninety-five steps, we got to stand right next to it, but we were warned not to touch it. It's sharp. That gigantic first-order Fresnel is on display over at the Twin Lights still.
|Close-up of the Sandy Hook third-order Fresnel lens.|
|Climbing Sandy Hook: the spiral stairs and red-brick lining were added in the 1860s.|