Light Facts

  • 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
  • Public
  • Current Use: Active Aid to Navigation/Tours
  • Owner/Manager: Romer Shoal Light, a NJ Non-Profit
  • Open To The Public?: Upon Request
  • Website: www.RomerShoal.org
  • 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