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Jeffrey's Hook postcard face - click to enlarge

Jeffrey's Hook postcard obverse - click to enlarge

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Jeffrey's Hook

State: NY
Year established: 1889
Latitude: 40 deg 51 min 1 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 56 min 49 sec W
Height above sea level: 61 feet

Original construction:
2 red lanterns about 10 feet apart on an iron post

1921: 40-foot conical red cast iron tower on concrete base, previously served as North Hook Beacon at Sandy Hook, NJ.

decommissioned in 1947; private aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing white every 3 seconds

widely known as the "Little Red Lighthouse"

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 322-326
U.S. Coast Guard, DHS, LIGHT LIST Volume I, ATLANTIC COAST. St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, (Washington, DC:U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), p. 337