Tom Hoffman

The lighthouse that stands at the end of the long spit of land known as Sandy Hook, on the approach to New York Harbor, began service in 1764, making it the oldest standing lighthouse tower in the United States

The lighthouse is now part of the Gateway National Recreation Area. Tom Hoffman, the special guest in this episode, is the historian for the Gateway National Recreation Area. He’s also the author of the book Fort Hancock, published by Arcadia Publishing. His association with Sandy Hook goes back 50 years.

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