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Name: Ambrose Light Tower  

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Nearest Town or City:
Sandy Hook , New Jersey, United States

Location: 7.4 miles east of Sandy Hook, approach to Port of New York.

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Photo: USCG Senior Chief Anthony Gray

The original 1967 Texas style tower was replaced in 1999 by a modern tower 1.5 miles southeast of the old tower’s position. It had been struck and damaged by the tanker vessel Aegeo in 1996. The present tower was heavily damaged in a collision with the Greek freighter Kouros V in January 2001.

Height of Focal Plane: 76

Characteristic and Range: Flashing white every 5 seconds.

Description of Tower: Light on platform with steel pipe legs.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1967: Texas-tower structure (light was 136 feet above sea level)

Date Established: 1967

Date Present Tower Built: 1999

Date Automated: 1988

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

Keepers: ? Stanley (1979-1981), Bill Richardson (c. 1980s), Joseph Nored (1987-1988)

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