Monday, October 17, 2011

Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA

This is America's oldest lighthouse, in Sandy Hook, NJ. This lighthouse was first lit in 1764. It stands in the entrance to New York Harbor and is part of the Gateway National Park (NY and NJ).

Also nearby is Fort Hancock, built in the 1890's to protect the harbor. Artillery was placed and was active during WWII. Later, anti-aircraft missiles were installed nearby. Visitors to Sandy Hook can see old cannons, gun placements, and missiles as well as the lighthouse.

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