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Staten Island Rear Range
Staten Island Rear Range -
Coordinates 40°34′33.8″N 74°08′28.5″W / 40.576056°N 74.14125°W / 40.576056; -74.14125Coordinates: 40°34′33.8″N 74°08′28.5″W / 40.576056°N 74.14125°W / 40.576056; -74.14125[1]
Year first lit: 1912
Foundation: Grey limestone
Construction: Yellow Brick
Tower shape: Octagonal
Markings/Pattern: Natural
Height: 90 ft (27 m)
Focal Height: 231 ft (70 m)
Original lens: Second Order Fresnel lens
Range: 18nm
Admiralty number: J1082
ARLHS number: USA-809 [2]
USCG number: 1-34795 [3]

The Staten Island Range Light (also known as the Ambrose Channel Range Light), serves as the rear range light companion to the West Bank Lighthouse[4]. The 90-foot tower is located on Staten Island’s Richmond Hill (Lighthouse Hill) at a point that is 141 feet above sea level and over five miles northwest of the West Bank Lighthouse. It shows a fixed white light that can be seen for 18 miles (on range only)[5].

It was designated a New York City Landmark in 1968 and remains a valuable aid to navigation for all ships entering the Ambrose Channel in Lower New York Bay[5].


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