Chapel Hill Front Light

July 22, 2019

Chapel Hill Front Light, New Jersey

Now known as the Conover Beacon


Location: Sandy Hook Bay/New York Harbor and Leonardo, NJ in Monmouth County.
Station established: 1856
Chapel Hill Rear Range Light:
Original location: 1.5 miles inland from Front Range light at an elevation of 224 feet above sea level
Year tower first lit: Rear Range: 1856
Operational? No
Deactivated? 1957
Foundation materials: brick
Construction materials: wood
Tower shape: square tower centered on rectangle house
Tower height: 31 feet
Markings/Pattern: beige
Relationship to other structure: integral
Original lens: Second Order 1856
Present Optic: none
Focal Plane: 224 feet
Existing sound building?: No
Existing Keepers Quarters? Yes, two story wood constructed in 1856 supporting the tower
Current use: private residence
Owner/Manager: private owner
Open to the public? No
Current location: 200 feet from Front Range light.
Year current tower lit: 1957
Operational? No
Tower shape: 45 foot steel