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Sandy Hook lighthouse commemorates 250th anniversary with special celebration

The oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the

The oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the nation celebrates its 250th anniversary this week. (June 11, 2014 6:38 PM)

The oldest standing and operating lighthouse in the nation celebrates its 250th anniversary this week.

The lighthouse at Sandy Hook was first lit back in 1764, guiding thousands of ships to harbor over the years.

It survived the American Revolution, hurricanes and two world wars.

"It's been in federal hands since George Washington was president," says Park Ranger John Warren. He...

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