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Sandy Hook, New Jersey, USA > Sandy Hook with New York City in the background by Brian Richards

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Brian Richards Brian Richards
Explore score
110
Size
0.09 Gigapixels
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10076
Date added
Feb 26, 2010
Date taken
Aug 15, 2008
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This Gigapan was taken at an elevation of 200ft above sea level, from the Twin Lights Lighthouse in Highlands, New Jersey. Here is a link to another view gigapan.org/gigapans/102545 taken in 2012 from the nearby Mt. Mitchell Scenic Overlook, at an elevation of 266 ft and is the highest place on the eastern seaboard, between southern Maine and the Yucatan in Mexico!

Sandy Hook is the seven mile sand peninsula in the foreground that jutes out into Raritan Bay south of New York. A unit of the Gateway National Recreation Area and part of the National Parks of New York Harbor, it also includes Fort Hancock, a disused miltary base. Check out the snapshots and you can see the Statue of Liberty over 20 miles away, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge between Staten Island and Brooklyn, the Empire State Building in Manhattan and the Parachute Ride and the Wonder Wheel on Cooney Island!

This Gigapan was taken using a Nikon D300 with a Tokina 80-400mm at 400mm (600mm 35mm equivalent).

For more Gigapans of Sandy Hook see gigapan.org/gigapans/most_popular/?q=brianlr+sandy+hook


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