All lighthouses pictured below are either on the Island or just a few miles off shore2>
(or no longer standing)
STATEN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE
Photo that my friend, Joe Esposito sent to me of a model of Staten Island lighthouse that he built. This is just one model of many that he built over the years... to the right is a photo of Joe when he was the lighthouse keeper. The photo of Joe was sent to me by his daughter shortly after his death in 2005
NEW DORP LIGHT
Located on Boyle Street, on a hill above the town of New Dorp... this light is now a private residence.
FORT WADSWORTH LIGHT
with Verrazano Bridge in background.
In 2002, Joe Esposito (shown above, hugging the lite) proposed a plan to the National Park Service, to restore this historic lighthouse. It was approved. Thanks to the hardwork of volunteers, the light was restored in approximately a little over two years...
A re-lighting of the lighthouse took place on September 24, 2005 but Joe Esposito, was not there since he unfortunately died a few months earlier...
I never met Joe in person but we corresponded from time to time and became good friends... he sent me many photos of the lighthouse models that he built....
ROMER SHOAL LIGHT
This light is off shore between Staten Island and the state of New Jersey... it stands at 54 feet.
Joe Esposito with a model he built of the Romer Shoal Lighthouse
THE GREAT BEDS LIGHT
Named the Great Beds Lighthouse, after the oyster beds on which it stands the tower has a height of forty-two feet. Located off shore between Staten Island and New Jersey.
OLD ORCHARD SHOAL LIGHT
Was located in Lower New York Bay, approximately 2.5 miles offshore from Great Kills Harbor on Staten Island. Hurricane Sandy struck New York and New Jersey on October 29, 2012 Sandy swept away Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse, leaving behind just a mound of rip-rap and concrete landings.
WEST BANK LIGHT
The light can be seen distantly from New Dorp Beach.
Vanderbilt Tower-New Dorp
Elm Tree Light
Miller Field, New Dorp Beach
Staten Island Light
With all the lighthouses that I've visited, from Maine to Florida, Staten Island Light is definitely the most beautiful.
Prince's Bay Light
- then and now - located on the grounds of Mt. Loretto overlooking Raritan Bay.
As seen from the water...
Below to the left is a photo of the actual light but sadly it no longer stands... to the right is the photo that Joe sent to me of the model he created......his models are so life like that it is impossible to tell which is the actual and which is the model...
Was located east of the St. George Ferry Terminal but was dismantled in 1890. This area is slated to become home to the National Lighthouse Museum
Non-working light being used as a gimmick, many, many years ago at Robbins Reef Auto in Tompkinsville...
A special thank you to Al, (clarkjac1)(acj1939) from the S.I.nostalgia forum for searching and then forwarding a few of the photos that have been added to my site...
ROBBINS REEF LIGHT
Last, but far from least, affectionately known as Kate's Light. located one and a half miles north of S.I.
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