State: New Jersey

Location: Ambrose Channel / New York Lower Bay

Nearest City: Highlands Borough, NJ

County: Monmouth

U.S.C.G. District: 1

Year Station Established: 1838

Existing Historic Tower: 1898

Year Light First Lit: 1898

Is the Light Operational?: Yes

Automated: 1966

Foundation Materials: Concrete/Cast Iron Caisson

Construction Materials: Cast Iron

Markings/Patterns: White w/Red Band Midway

Shape: Conical

Relationship to Other Structures: Integral

Tower Height: 54 feet

Original Optic: Fourth Order, Fresnel

Year Original Lens Installed: 1898

Present Optic: 190mm Acrylic

Year Present Lens Installed: 1966

Height of Focal Plane: 54 feet

Year Solar Power Installed: 1997

Has Tower Been Moved?: No

Modern Tower?: No

Existing Sound Signal Building?: Yes

Fog Signal Type: Horn

Existing Keepers Quarters?: Yes

Year Constructed: 1898

Number of Stories: 5

Architectural Style: Integral Spark Plug

Construction Materials: Cast Iron/Brick

Other Structures: None



Current Use: Active Aid to Navigation/Tours

Owner/Manager: Romer Shoal Light, a NJ Non-Profit

Open To The Public?: Upon Request


NOAA Chart: 12327

National Register Status: National Historic Landmark – Reference #06001304

On State List/Inventory?: Yes

Year Listed: 2007

NHR Application: Romer-Historic-Registration.pdf