Staten Island Light

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Staten Island Rear Range
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
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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