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Staten Island Range Light | by Daniel J Chan
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Staten Island Range Light

The Staten Island Range Light, also known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light, is the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse. 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).

 

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. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005

 

RICHMOND HILL/STATEN ISLAND

Station Established: 1909

Year Current Tower(s) First Lit: 1912

Operational? YES

Automated? YES

Deactivated: n/a

Foundation Materials: GREY LIMESTONE

Construction Materials: YELLOW BRICK

Tower Shape: OCTAGONAL

Markings/Pattern: NATURAL

Relationship to Other Structure: SEPARATE

Original Lens: SECOND ORDER RANGE

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Taken on September 25, 2012