Robbins Reef Light (aka Kate's Light)

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By kjfitz @ 2008-08-13 09:24:16
The Robbins Reef Light Station is a lighthouse located off Bayonne, New Jersey along the west side of Main Channel, Upper New York Bay. The tower and integral keepers quarters were built in 1883. It replaced an octagonal granite tower built in 1839. The U.S. Coast Guard owns and operates the light station. Also called Kate's Light for Kate Walker who "manned" the station alone from the death of her husband Jacob in 1886 until 1919. She rowed her children to Staten Island for school.
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