Noble Maritime collection
Kate Walker was keeper of this lighthouse from 1886 to 1919, and was credited with a number of lives saved. She rowed her children to Staten Island for school every day.
Tower Height: 45
Height of Focal Plane: 56
Characteristic and Range: Green flash every 6 seconds.
Description of Tower: Cast iron
This light is operational
Date Established: 1839
Date Present Tower Built: 1883
Date Automated: 1966
Optics: 1883: Fourth order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm.
Fog Signal: Originally a bell, later an air siren.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
This lighthouse can be seen from the Staten Island Ferry.
Keepers: John Walker (1883-1886, died in service), Kate Gortler Walker (1886-1919), Herman Westgate (?)