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WEST BANK (RANGE FRONT) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: AMBROSE CHANNEL / LOWER NEW YORK BAY
Nearest City: STATEN ISLAND
County: RICHMOND
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1901


West Bank Light Station
Photo courtesy of USCG, 2003.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1901
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: N/A
  • Automated: 1985
  • Foundation Materials: CONCRETE/CAST IRON CAISSON
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
  • Markings/Patterns: BROWN ON BLACK BASE
  • Shape: CONICAL "SPARK PLUG"
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 55
  • Original Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1901
  • Present Optic: 300MM OPTIC
  • Year Present Lens Installed: c.1998
  • Height of Focal Plane: 69
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: REMOVED IN 1998
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: HORN/ORIG. AIR SIREN
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1901
  • Number of Stories:
  • Architectural Style: INTEGRAL SPARK PLUG
  • Construction Materials: CAST IRON
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: ACTIVE AID TO NAVIGATION

Owner/Manager: U.S. COAST GUARD

Open to the Public? NO

Web Site:

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

Miscellaneous:
TOWER HEIGHTENED IN 1908; STATEN ISLAND LIGHT SERVES AS REAR RANGE



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