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ROBBINS REEF LIGHT

State: NEW JERSEY
Location: WEST SIDE MAIN CHANNEL / UPPER NEW YORK BAY
Nearest City: BAYONNE
County: HUDSON
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1839


Robbins Reef Light Station
USCG photo, September 2003.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1883
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1966
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON / BRICK
  • Markings/Patterns: LOWER BROWN / UPPER WHITE ON NATURAL BASE
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 46 FT
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1883
  • Present Optic: GREEN 300 MM
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 56 FT
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):
  • 1. Construction Date: 1839
  • Description: 4-STORY OCTAGONAL GRANITE TOWER
  • Fate/Disposition: TORN DOWN
Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: REMOVED / ORIG. BELL, AIR SIREN, HORN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1883
  • Number of Stories: 4 (4TH IS WATCHROOM)
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON / BRICK
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: NONE

Miscellaneous:
KATIE WALKER WAS KEEPER FOR 39 YEARS



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