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South Amboy, NJ

About South Amboy

The City of South Amboy, now just more than a mile square in size, lies on the Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, NJ.

Originally a Dutch military settlement in East Jersey, it was established to safeguard New Amsterdam, later named New York City, from the British during the 17th century. There are  3 easy ways to commute to NYC from South Amboy. Train approx. 50 min, Bus approx. 45 minutes and by car approximately 35 minutes. 

Attractions

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Proprietary House

Proprietary House in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States, is the only proprietary governor's mansion of the original Thirteen Colonies still standing. Overseen by architect and builder John Edward Pryor, construction began in 1762 and was completed in 1764.

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Great Beds Light

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

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Raritan Bay Waterfront Park

Very pleasant park at the mouth or the Raritan River, with good views of maritime activity of lower NY harbor. Has hiking along waterfront, pavilion, playground, tables, benches. Plentiful free parking.