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Name: Chapel Hill Range Rear Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Leonardo, New Jersey, United States

Location: New York Harbor, Sandy Hook Bay.

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Photo: Ted Smith
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Managing Organization:
Private owner

This light was originally a range light with the Conover Beacon.

Tower Height: 31

Height of Focal Plane: 224

Description of Tower: Square wood tower on roof of keeper's dwelling.

This light is not operational

Other Buildings?
Integral two-story keeper's house.

Date Established: 1856

Date Present Tower Built: 1856

Date Deactivated: 1957

Optics: 1856: Second order Fresnel lens, ?: Fourth order Fresnel lens (now on display at the Navesink Twin Lights Museum, New Jersey).

Current Use: Private residence.

Open To Public? No.

The lighthouse is on Roebling Drive, off Kings Highway East in Chapel Hill. Keep in mind that the lighthouse is a private residence.

Keepers: Richard Carhart (c. 1870s-1880s), Charles Carhart (c. 1883-1890), ? Maxson, ? Porter, Carl F. W. Anderson (Mar. 1938 -?), Richard Allen Norton (1943-1953).

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