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The Lower New York Harbor, and Ambrose Channel to Sandy Hook and Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey Tour
Sunday, August 6th • 11am-2pm

DO NOT GO TO THE NATIONAL LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM. The “Fast Ferry” pier is located on the water, by the 1 Bay Street general area which includes the St. George Ferry Terminal and the Empire Outlets. The “Fast Ferry” pier does not have its own address. Google Maps will take you to the general area to find parking either at the Empire Outlets or St. George Ferry Terminal. Please refer to our walking map to find the pier: https://lighthousemuseum.org/boat-tours/ The pier is located at the end of Wall Street behind the Ferry Hawks Stadium. You cannot park at the “Fast Ferry” pier, but you can drop people off at the end of Wall Street. PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO PLAN FOR PARKING AND WALKING TO FAST FERRY. Call the National Lighthouse Museum prior to Boat Tour to ask for further explanation if need be.

Popularly regarded as NLM’s “Signature Tour” this exciting boat tour, familiarizes passengers with key lighthouses that facilitate safe passage from the Atlantic Ocean into Lower New York Harbor.

We explore a total of nine lighthouses: Battery Weed Light located atop Fort Wadsworth, the Coney Island Lighthouse, West Bank and Romer Shoals Lighthouses, the Sandy Hook Light, The Twin Lighthouses of Navesink at Atlantic Highlands, the Staten Island Rear Range at Richmond Hill, the New Dorp Light, and the Elm Tree Beacon at Miller Field, also located in New Dorp.

After sailing past historic Forts Wadsworth and Hamilton at the Narrows, we head under the Verrazano Bridge passing the former Quarantine stations of Hoffman and Swineburn Islands.
Enroute to the Sandy Hook Light, situated near the tip of an eight mile spit at Fort Hancock, a coastal defense base that once guarded the approach of NY Harbor, we learn about the role that this proud and historic beacon has played on behalf of NYC’s maritime trade and its commerce over the centuries.

Cruising on the Ambrose Channel, Sandy Hook Bay and the Shrewsberry River we journey along the Atlantic Highlands past the towns of Keyport and Leonardo, home to Naval Weapons Station Earle and the world’s longest pier as well as Mount Mitchill, the highest point on the Atlantic coast from Maine to the Yucatan in Mexico. The Atlantic Highlands is home to one of the most spectaular lighthouses in America: the Navesink Twin Light Station, the very first structure in America witnessed by immigrants following an Atlantic crossing.

Upon our return along the Ambrose Channel into Lower New York Bay, we head near to the Coney Island Lighthouse at Norton’s Point in Seagate, Coney Island, where famed Keeper Frank Schubert, NYC’s last Light Keeper, resided for 40 years. We are also treated to a memorable image: the bright and powerful lens emanating from Staten Island’s Rear Range Light, located atop Richmond Hill.

*Combo Ticket Available: $75 for adults/$50 for children.
Includes Boat Tour, National Lighthouse Museum admission and SI Ferry Hawks 4:00 pm Baseball Game.


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