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Staten Island Range Light (Lighthouse on Lighthouse Hill) to be lit in Blue to honor the victims of 9/11
Join the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island N.Y. as we Honor the Victims of 9/11 with the Lighting in Blue of the Staten Island Range Light ( Lighthouse).
Bob Eisle, retired Volunteer Fire Chief and Museum Volunteer, received permission from the U.S. Coast Guard to install the blue lighting.
Lighting of the Range Light will be Saturday, Sept. 11 from Dusk until dawn. Address to view lighting up close is: Edinboro Road, Staten Island NY 10306
The Staten Island Range Light, known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light, is the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse. Built in 1912, 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, by all vessels bound to New York and New Jersey Ports coming in from the Atlantic Ocean (on range only).
In 2019, the Coast Guard granted stewardship responsibilities for Staten Island Rear Range Lighthouse to the National Lighthouse Museum. Working with the Esposito family, the museum will take care of tower maintenance and the surrounding property.
“This new role for the museum,” said Linda Dianto, executive director of the National Lighthouse Museum, “will not only allow for us to demonstrate best practices in caring for these national treasures, but will also serve as a shining example of the importance of ensuring their continuation as both nostalgic reminders of our past as well as functional beacons in the navigational arena today.”