Coney Island Light

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Coney Island Light
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Norton's Point Light
Coney Island Light is located in New York City
Coney Island Light
Location Sea Gate, Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°34′36″N 74°00′42″W / 40.57667°N 74.01167°W / 40.57667; -74.01167Coordinates: 40°34′36″N 74°00′42″W / 40.57667°N 74.01167°W / 40.57667; -74.01167
Year first constructed 1890
Year first lit 1920
Automated 1989
Foundation Steel Pile
Construction Steel
Tower shape Square
Markings / pattern Skeletal White Tower w/ black trim
Focal height 75 feet (23 m)
Original lens Fourth Order fresnel lens
Characteristic Flashing Red 5 seconds
ARLHS number USA-187 [1]
USCG number 1-34910 [2]

Coney Island (Nortons Point) Light is a lighthouse located in Sea Gate, on the west end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, in New York City, east of New York Harbor's main channel.

The lighthouse was first established in 1890. The current tower was first lit in 1920 and is still operational. It was automated in 1989. The foundation material is steel pile and the lighthouse is made out of steel. It is a skeletal white tower with black trim. The original lens was a fourth order Fresnel lens put up in 1890. The most recent resident keeper was Frank Schubert (1915–2003). Schubert was the last civilian lighthouse keeper in the United States. He worked for the United States Coast Guard since 1939, serving at Coney Island since 1960.

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The Long Island Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution has published a history of the light.[3]


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