Sandy Hook Lighthouse!

Sometimes, if you time your trip to Sandy Hook just right, you can take a tour of the lighthouse!

Based on notes I took when I did the tour in 2009, this is the same Fresnel lens that they installed in the 1850s (right around when they switched from oil to kerosene). About 50 years later, right around the turn of the century, they switched from kerosene to an incandescent bulb, and I *think* Sandy Hook was the first lighthouse to implement such a modern bulb.

If that’s true, isn’t it neat?

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