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CHAPEL HILL RANGE REAR LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: SANDY HOOK BAY / NEW YORK HARBOR
Nearest City: LEONARDO
County: MONMOUTH
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1856


Chapel Hill Range Rear Light
Photo by Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1856
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated:
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: BRICK
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: BIEGE
  • Shape: SQUARE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 31
  • Original Optic: SECOND ORDER
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1856
  • Present Optic: NONE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 224
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: FOURTH ORDER AT NAVESINK TWIN LIGHTS MUSEUM
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Type: SKELETAL
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1856
  • Number of Stories: 2
  • Architectural Style:
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures:

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1980

Miscellaneous:
FRONT RANGE IS CONOVER BEACON; BEST PRESERVED EXAMPLE OF THREE SETS OF IDENTICAL 1856 RANGE TOWERS



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