Sandy Hook People
The Fort Hancock Oral History Program consists of over 100 interviews with people who either lived or worked at Sandy Hook. These interviews were conducted by park staff and Monmouth University student interns over several years
Most of the people of Sandy Hook worked for the U.S. Army, Coast Guard, Lighthouse Service and Life-Saving Service. Family members also lived, shopped and attended school here.
Interviews consist of personal stories and opinions that may contain factual errors. Items written in parenthesis are editorial notes. In a few rare instances, objectionable or offensive comments have been edited or removed.
Click on the links below to view interviews.
Did You Know?
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