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Name: West Bank Light  

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Also known as: West Bank Range Front Light

Nearest Town or City:
Staten Island, New York, United States

Location: Lower New York Bay.

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Photo: Jim Crowley

Managing Organization:
Private owner.

West Bank Lighthouse serves as a range light with Staten Island Light. In 2010, under the National Lighthouse Preservation Act, the lighthouse was sold to Sheridan Reilly of New Rochelle, New York. He is now in the process of restoring the lighthouse.

Tower Height: 55

Height of Focal Plane: 59

Description of Tower: Brown, conical cast iron

This light is operational

Date Established: 1901

Date Present Tower Built: 1901

Date Automated: 1985

Optics: 1901: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed 1998 when the light was converted to solar power).

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? No.

This lighthouse can be seen from South Beach on Staten Island and from Coney Island's boardwalk.

Keepers: Edward Burge (1901-1907), Arthur Bouder (1938-?), Bob Lyons (Coast Guard, 1973), Bruce Welsh (Coast Guard, c. 1973), Ron McCuiwn (Coast Guard, c. 1973)

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