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The Restoration by Rob Fischer in Landmarks
Built in 1764, Sandy Hook Lighthouse is America's oldest working lighthouse.
At the time of its construction, it was only 500 feet from the tip of the Hook. Now, it sits 1 1/2 miles further inland due to littoral drift.
The tower is closed until the spring of 2018 for a much-needed period of restoration.
Scaffolding erected - enveloping the entire height of the light - work has begun with a worker welding a new copper cap in place over an iron base. The cap encloses the lantern. Looking closely, several new copper screaming eagle heads can be seen directly under the cap.
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