Fort Wadsworth Light
|Fort Wadsworth Light|
|Location||East Verrazano Narrows on Staten Island|
|Year first constructed||1903|
|Year first lit||1903|
|Markings / pattern||Red Brick|
|Height||15 feet (4.6 m)|
|Focal height||75 feet (23 m)|
|Original lens||Fourth Order Fresnel lens|
|Range||14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi)|
|ARLHS number||USA-301 |
Fort Wadsworth Light is a 1903 lighthouse built atop Battery Weed on Staten Island in New York Harbor. The light illuminates the Narrows, the entrance to the harbor. It is located under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Fort Wadsworth Light was part of the transfer of Fort Wadsworth from the Navy to the National Park Service in March 1995 as part of Gateway National Recreation Area.
Its light was visible for 14 nautical miles (26 km; 16 mi). The lantern was possibly moved from Fort Tompkins Light in 1903. When the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in 1965 the lighthouse became obsolete. Dark for many years, it was restored and converted to solar power by volunteers in 2005.
- Lighthouse Friends site
- "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office.
- National Park Service Historic Lighthouses
- NPS on Fort Wadsworth
- National Parks of NY Harbor - Fort Wadsworth
- National Park Service - Gateway National Recreation Area