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Romer Shoal Light
Middletown, New Jersey

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Date Established: 1838
Date Present Tower Built: 1898
Date Automated: 1966
Height of Tower: 54 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 54 ft.


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Open to Public?: No

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Submitted by: Cary Date of last review: Mon Dec 1, 2008 Views: 2783

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Review Date: Mon Dec 1, 2008 Would you recommend the lighthouse? Yes | Rating: 7 


Romer Shoal lighthouse is visible from the elevated platform at the north end of Gateway National Recreation Area beyond Sandy Hook lighthouse. The viewing platform is also a great place to watch ships entering and leaving New York Harbor. During the cruise ship season, you can watch the big cruise ships heading out of New York as the pass Romer Shoal lighthouse. If you want to photograph the lighthouse from there, you certainly can. I normally shoot the Romer Shoal lighthouse from there with a 300 mm lens and a 2X telextender off of a tripod. Here's a link to the pages on my website with more photos of the Romer Shoal lighthouse. You can also see Romer Shoal from the Mount Mitchelle Senic Overloop Park up on the Atlantic Highlands but it's really a long way off from there.

If you have the chance to take a trip out on the Atlantic to view this lighthouse, it's much better seen from up close. I've been out on the ocean at this light several times. It's certainly memorable despite the rust and peeling paint. The last photo posted from the first group I sent Cary that looks like it's empty grey gives you an interesting perspective on the relation of Romer Shoal lighthouse and the Verrazano Narrows bridge. Have a look...
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