Romer Shoal Lighthouse / Romer Shoal Light Station
Fort Hancock, New Jersey
2.4 miles north of Sandy Hook's northern tip in Lower New York Bay
Body of water:
Lower New York Bay & Atlantic Ocean
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Groups to join: New Jersey Lighthouse Society
United States Coast Guard
National Register of Historic Places:
Since January 24, 2007
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Other Lighthouse Information:
Because of the location of the Romer Shoals lighthouse, the best way to see it is from a boat. The other option is to walk on the beach near to the tip of Sandy Hook. From there you can see the lighthouse 2.4 miles out. This is a nice spot to watch the boats and freighters navigate the 3 major waters of Sandy Hook Bay, Lower New York Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Many fishing boats hang out in this area for hours. You can also fish from the beach or sunbathe.
The Lighthouse Hunters Experience:
On the hot morning of August 1, 2001 we took out our 30 foot sailboat for it's first overnight trip. We sailed past the Romer Shoals, West Bank, Old Orchard Shoal, and Great Beds lighthouses. We had several firsts on the boat; we slept, used the anchor, bimini, stove, grill and head. Later we had a beautiful red-orange sunset! But at 3:30 am the winds kicked up and it was too bouncey to sleep in Horseshoe Cove. In 2006 we took a short sailboat trip here. In November 2010 I walked on Sandy Hook's beach to shoot it distantly with my 200 mm lens. Finally on October 8, 2011 the 95 foot American Princess Cruises
took us to photograph nine lights in NY and NJ.
Photographed it: August 1, 2001 / Sept. 4, 2006 / Nov. 3, 2010 / October 8, 2011
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