Staten Island Light

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Staten Island Rear Range
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Staten Island Light is located in New York City
Staten Island Light
Location New York City
Coordinates 40°34′33.8″N 74°08′28.5″W / 40.576056°N 74.141250°W / 40.576056; -74.141250Coordinates: 40°34′33.8″N 74°08′28.5″W / 40.576056°N 74.141250°W / 40.576056; -74.141250[1]
Year first lit 1912
Foundation Grey limestone
Construction Yellow Brick
Tower shape Octagonal
Markings / pattern Natural
Height 90 feet (27 m)
Focal height 231 feet (70 m)
Original lens Second Order Fresnel lens
Range 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi)
Characteristic Fixed White (F W) (lit 24 hours, visible only on range)
Admiralty number J1082
ARLHS number USA-809 [2]
USCG number

1-34795 [3]

Staten Island Light
Location S side of Edinboro Rd., bet. 402 and 426, Richmond County, New York
Area less than one acre
Governing body United States Coast Guard
MPS Light Stations of the United States MPS
NRHP Reference # 05001340[4]
Added to NRHP November 30, 2005

The Staten Island Range Light, also known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light, is the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse.[5] The 90-foot tower sits more than five miles northwest of the West Bank Lighthouse, on Staten Island’s Richmond Hill (Lighthouse Hill), 141 feet above sea level. It shows a fixed white light that can be seen for 18 miles (on range only).[6]

It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1968 and remains a valuable aid to navigation for ships entering the Ambrose Channel in Lower New York Bay.[6] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005.[4]

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