The Twin Lights of Navesink stand tall as a beacon of history for not just Monmouth County but for the state of New Jersey as a whole. Built in 1862, this rare dual lighthouse was created to offer safety and navigation to those coming close to shore off the Atlantic Ocean into NYC harbor. Since its decommissioning in 1952, the 246ft tall historic lighthouse has been renovated and restored, offering spectators an opportunity to climb to the top to witness the spectacular view of the towns below.
The Twin Lights are well known throughout NJ, but they are about to be memorialized by the United States Postal Service as they unveiled the “Mid-Atlantic Lighthouse Stamp Collection”. The following lighthouses were selected on their unique history and overall appeal.
Montauk Point Lighthouse – New York
Navesink Twin Lights – New Jersey
Eric Harbor Pierhead Light – Pennsylvania
Harbor Of Refuge Lighthouse – Delaware
Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse – Maryland
The ceremony for the unveiling was at the Navesink Twin Lights where the Vice President of Engineering Systems for the USPS, political officials, Monmouth and State Park directors, and postal employees joined in celebrating a series of Forever stamps.
For more information on these stamps or the USPS please go to: usps.com/shopstamps
For more information in regards to Twin Lights Historic Park, check out John Schneider, an accomplished historian who has collected a vast amount of information and knowledge throughout his life here in the Bayshore Area.
Check Out His Book https://www.amazon.com/Historical-Journey-Across-Raritan-Bay/dp/1467146617
His Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/TwinLightsofNavesink