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Sandy Hook,

low, sandy peninsula, NE N.J., projecting 5 mi (8 km) N toward New York and separating Sandy Hook Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. At the northern end is a Coast Guard station and the former Fort Hancock, which was built to protect New York harbor and was once used as a proving ground for heavy artillery. The Sandy Hook Lighthouse (85 ft/25.9 km high; built 1763) is the oldest in service in the United States. Henry HudsonHudson, Henry,
fl. 1607–11, English navigator and explorer. He was hired (1607) by the English Muscovy Company to find the Northeast Passage to Asia. He failed, and another attempt (1608) to find a new route was also fruitless.
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's team explored this region in 1609. The British held the peninsula during the American Revolution. Sandy Hook is part of Gateway National Recreation Area.
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Sandy Hook Elementary School, where Adam Lanza, 20, for reasons still unknown, carried out one of the worst school shootings in United States history with a military-style semi-automatic rifle last Friday, remains a crime scene, sealed off by police.
as schools except for Sandy Hook, scene of last week's shooting reopened, bringing a return of familiar routines to a grief-stricken town as it continues to bury and mourn the victims.