Elm Tree Beacon Light

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Elm Tree Beacon Lighthouse
Elm Tree Beacon Lighthouse
Elm Tree Beacon Light is located in New York
Elm Tree Beacon Light
Location Staten Island / Lower New York Bay
Coordinates 40°33′50″N 74°5′43″W / 40.56389°N 74.09528°W / 40.56389; -74.09528Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 74°5′43″W / 40.56389°N 74.09528°W / 40.56389; -74.09528
Year first constructed 1856
Year first lit 1856
Deactivated 1964
Foundation Brick
Construction 1856: Wood, 1939: Concrete
Tower shape Square Cylindrical
Markings / pattern 1856: painted in bands, two white and one red, red roof on lantern, 1939: Natural
Height 59 feet (18 m)
Characteristic Fixed White - visible on Range line only
ARLHS number USA-272 [1]

Elm Tree Beacon Light served as the front range with New Dorp Light as the rear to mark Swash Channel. The channel is now marked by Staten Island Light and West Bank Light.

Elm Tree Beacon Light, Rebuilt in 1939


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