Romer Shoal Light is an iconic National Landmark lighthouse in Lower New York Harbor, on the north edge of the Swash Channel, about 1/2 nm south of Ambrose Channel and 3 nm north of Sandy Hook, New Jersey, at the entrance to New York Harbor. After a brief stint as a land-based training light at the National Lighthouse Keepers Academy on Staten island, it was moved to its current location in 1898. The light was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007 as Romer Shoal Light Station.
Romer Shoal marks a dangerous shoal east of NY Harbor’s Ambrose Channel with a light and foghorn.
Stewardship of the light was recently awarded to a non-profit group determined to breathe new life into this historic gem.
Hurricane Sandy Update:
The light has been significantly damaged in the recent storm. All doors and window on the first two levels were blown out and the interiors washed through. Rocks, jetty and protective riprap diminished dramatically. Access is compromised. Most significantly, huge chunks of the caisson and foundation calved off up to the very base of the light itself. The interior and exterior of the light are fully exposed and rust has spread surprisingly fast.
This CRITICAL Aid To Navigation is in jeopardy.
We are applying for public assistance and hope that funds for remediation can be sourced quickly. Thank you all for your continued interest in this iconic light.
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