Conover Beacon Lighthouse - Leonardo, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 40° 25.314 W 074° 03.387
18T E 580044 N 4475012
Quick Description: The current tower, which resembles a submarine periscope, replaced the hexagonal wooden tower in 1941
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 7/8/2019 4:58:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM10XV3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The current tower, which resembles a submarine periscope, replaced the hexagonal wooden tower in 1941. Before being relocated to Leonardo, the metal tower served as the front light of the Waackaack (way-cake) Range. The tower’s former location was just over four miles west along the shore at Point Comfort in Keansburg, where it was also known as the Point Comfort or Bayside Beacon.

In 1852, Congress approved funding for the beacon to be established at Leonardo, and the following year, beachfront property was purchased from Rulif Conover, whose name would be applied to the finished tower. Richard Calrow, Jr. constructed both a hexagonal, wooden tower and a wooden keeper’s dwelling at the site in 1856.

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Coastal Lighthouse: Lighthouse

Range Lights: Front Range Light

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