Recovery Work Begins

Restoring Access, Beginning the Remediation

The first order of business is to restore access to the Light to allow work teams and the United States Coast Guard to complete their missions.

With the help of New Jersey marine contractor Atlantic Subsea, the Romer Shoal team attempted to begin the difficult task of clearing out the Light’s boarding area and restacking jetty rock to provide wave protection. This was a challenging task given extreme site location and wave/weather conditions.

FEMA Inspection Trip



On September 13 2013, Romer Shoal leadership and a FEMA team departed USCG Station Sandy Hook to inspect the Light and begin the process of assessing and quantifying the damage.   The FEMA team got a chance to see the significant damage the light sustained, firsthand.

We are grateful to the folks from FEMA for their continued interest and support. They are amazing group of committed people.

USCG Post-Sandy Inspection

On February 4th, 2013, Master Chief Jason Wiley and the good men of the United States Coast Guard Aids To Navigation (ATON) Team took us along on their first visit to Romer Shoal Light since Hurricane Sandy. Due to degradation to the breakwater and rock collapse into the boarding area, getting on to the light was deemed unsafe. Apparent structural damage, riprap collapse, access ladder collapse and rough seas cause the Coxswain to wave off any boarding attempt.