Conover Beacon

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Conover Beacon in 1998 - 32nd trip
Conover Beacon in 1998 - 32nd trip

Leonardo, New Jersey

Built: 1926

Decommissioned: 1950's

This tower was originally the Bayside Beacon which was located at Point Comfort in Keansburg. It was renamed Conover Beacon when it was moved to Leonardo in 1941 to replace an original 1856 wooden structure. This metal tower sits on the shore and was the front range light marking the Chapel Hill Channel where it empties into Sandy hook Bay. It ranged with the Chapel Hill Lighthouse which sits up the hill about one and a half miles south of the beach.

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