Sandy Hook Lighthouse 1937
Mozart? Beethoven? Jefferson? I remember hearing of them many years ago, but haven’t heard anything about them for a while. They say “Time flies.” But for me, it seems to stand still. Yet, everything around me has changed. As the oldest lighthouse in the United States, I’ve been in the middle of some of these changes.
Back in 1764 when I was first put into use, this place was just a colony of England. Little did I know that in a few years, I’d be in the middle of a fight between two countries when the Revolutionary War broke out, and both sides wanted me. Not without damage, I survived, yet a few years later, found my-self in the middle of controversy between two states, New York and New Jersey. Finally, the federal government took over my care.