Great Beds Light

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Great Beds Light
Great Beds Light
Great Beds Light is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Great Beds Light
Location Raritan Bay, South Amboy, New Jersey
Coordinates 40°29′12″N 74°15′12″W / 40.48667°N 74.25333°W / 40.48667; -74.25333Coordinates: 40°29′12″N 74°15′12″W / 40.48667°N 74.25333°W / 40.48667; -74.25333
Year first constructed 1880
Year first lit 1880
Automated 1945
Foundation Caisson
Construction Cast iron
Tower shape White conical tower on black conical pier with black lantern
Height 61 feet (19 m)
Original lens Fourth order Fresnel 1880
Range 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)

Flashing red, 6 s

Great Beds Light Station
Architectural style US Lighthouse Board
NRHP Reference # 08000467[1]
NJRHP # 4106[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP May 29, 2008
Designated NJRHP March 6, 2008

Great Beds Light is a sparkplug lighthouse in Raritan Bay in South Amboy, Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. Over the years the lighthouse has become the symbol for the city of South Amboy. It was added to the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and National Register of Historic Places in 2008.

Lighthouses of Raritan Bay[edit]

Perth Amboy waterfront with view to lighthouse

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "New Jersey - Middlesex". National Register of Historic Places. Retrieved 2011-07-05. 
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Middlesex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. April 1, 2010. p. 19. Retrieved October 7, 2010.