West Bank Lighthouse serves as a range light with Staten Island Light.GSA sold the lighthouse at auction in 2008 to Sheridan Reilly.
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)