Elm Tree Beacon Light

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Elm Tree Beacon Lighthouse
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Elm Tree Beacon Lighthouse
Elm Tree Beacon Light is located in New York
Elm Tree Beacon Light
LocationStaten Island / Lower New York Bay
Coordinates40°33′50″N 74°5′43″W / 40.56389°N 74.09528°W / 40.56389; -74.09528Coordinates: 40°33′50″N 74°5′43″W / 40.56389°N 74.09528°W / 40.56389; -74.09528
Year first constructed1856
Year first lit1856
Deactivated1964
FoundationBrick
Construction1856: Wood, 1939: Concrete
Tower shapeSquare Cylindrical
Markings / pattern1856: painted in bands, two white and one red, red roof on lantern, 1939: Natural
Tower height59 feet (18 m)
CharacteristicFixed White - visible on Range line only
ARLHS numberUSA-272 [1]

Elm Tree Beacon Light served as the front range with New Dorp Light as the rear to mark Swash Channel. The channel is now marked by Staten Island Light and West Bank Light.

Elm Tree Beacon Light, Rebuilt in 1939

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External links[edit]

  • Lighthouse Friends site
  • "Historic Light Station Information and Photography: New York". United States Coast Guard Historian's Office. Archived from the original on 2017-05-01.