Tropical storm/ Hurricane Joaquin is forecast to hit North Carolina or points further north. If it looks like it is going to head towards New Jersey I plan to run back up the Hudson ahead of it on Friday. The winds start building and a Nor’easter ahead of the Hurricane is going to bring increasing winds. By Friday it maybe too much to leave.
We spend the afternoon with Dan and Dawn getting a tour of a Lighthouses. We first go to the Navesink Twin Lighthouses in Atlantic Highland.
New York City to the North
Quite a view of Sandy Hook and New York City to the north. Then we head out to the Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the oldest continually operated lighthouse in the country. It was one of 12 Colonial lighthouses built around New York harbor, now part of the National Park system. Sandy Hook was home to Fort Hancock, decommissioned in 1974. Coastal artillery defended New York Harbor from 1874 to 1919 and later home to the US Army's Sandy Hook Proving Grounds. Nike anti-aircraft missiles were stationed through the 1950's.
Dan has a very interesting connection to Sandy Hook, he lived there as a child, an army brat. His father was stationed there. The park service guide at the Lighthouse was quite interested in Dan's knowledge of the place.