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Sandy Hook Light...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 25 January 2015 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Sandy Hook Light, the oldest working lighthouse in the United States,
is located on the grounds of Fort Hancock.

The light was built to aid mariners entering the southern end of the New
York Harbor. It was originally called New York Lighthouse because it was
funded through a New York Assembly lottery and a tax on all ships entering
the Port of New York. The lighthouse has endured an attempt to destroy it
as an aid to British navigation by Benjamin Tupper, and a subsequent
occupancy of British soldiers during the Revolutionary War.

Almost two years after the State of New York ratified the U.S. Constitution,
the lighthouse was transferred to federal authority. George Washington
wrote to the Senate on April 5, 1790, "I have directed my private secretary
to lay before you copies of three acts of the legislature of New York ... An
act for vesting in the United States of America the light-house and the lands
thereunto belonging at Sandy Hook". The lighthouse is located on the
grounds of Fort Hancock.

In 1990, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 25¢ stamp featuring the Sandy Hook Lighthouse.

FUJIFILM FinePix HS30EXR 1/500 second F/4.5 ISO 200 8 mm

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


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Tataze from Bourgogne, France

beautiful light

25 Jan 2015 9:51am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful composition in a great light . Still working ...! Superb !

25 Jan 2015 1:17pm

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

In that sweet light and surrounded by the green it looks like a place full of old just go in and...listen! Some magic will happen soon enough...

25 Jan 2015 1:58pm

@Japanalia: I always love your poetic approach! ♥

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

This is like a postcard! I have visited this lighthouse

25 Jan 2015 5:54pm

franz from Baden, Austria

gorgeous setting and capture, and an impressive history. besides, it's another one of these beautiful new england buildings ...

(sorry for my long "silence", and thanks for your continuing comments ...)

25 Jan 2015 6:54pm

@franz: I was so fortunate to be there during that wonderful 'golden hour', which helped an already wonderful subject.

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

i really like the time of day you took this. bravo!

26 Jan 2015 3:26am

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

You really got here the right time to capture this wonderful image Judy. Superb

26 Jan 2015 8:31am

@Doug: Yes, the light could not have been better; thanks, Doug.

L'Angevine from Angers, France


26 Jan 2015 3:56pm

1/500 second
ISO 200
8 mm