National Park Service
Return to Maritime home page
Inventory of Historic Light Stations
New York Lighthouses
Back to Inventory - Home Page
Back to Inventory - List of New York Lighthouses
PRINCES BY LIGHT (OLD)

State: NEW YORK
Location: STATEN ISLAND / LOWER NEW YORK BAY
Nearest City: STATEN ISLAND
County: RICHMOND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1828



Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1828
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1922
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE BLOCKS
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL
  • Shape: CONICAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: ATTACHED
  • Tower Height:
  • Original Optic: THIRD AND ONE HALF, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1857
  • Present Optic: LANTERN REPLACED BY STATUE
  • Year Present Lens Installed:
  • Height of Focal Plane: 106
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? YES
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1953
  • Type: BLACK STEEL SKELETAL ON CONCRETE CRIB
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1868
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: MODIFIED GOTHIC
  • Construction Materials: BROWNSTONE
Other Structures: OIL HOUSE, BUG LIGHT (OWNED BY USCG)

Current Use: PRIVATE RESIDENCE

Owner/Manager: PRIVATE OWNER (OLD TOWER) / U.S. COAST GUARD (NEW TOWER)

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

National Register Status: NONE; Reference # 0
Name of Listing:
On State List/Inventory? NO; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
BUILT WHEN PRINCES BAY HAD LARGE COMMERCIAL OYSTERING INDUSTRY; OLD TOWER ATTACHED TO DWELLING BY WALKWAY



Return to Maritime home page



Last Modified: Wed, Apr 10 2002 11:46:02 am EDT
JMP



Privacy & Disclaimer

Parknet logo