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West Bank Lighthouse,
Staten Island, NY
*Dates of operation~~ 1901-present
*Building Material~~ Cast iron
*Tower~~ 55 feet
*Elevation~~ On 18 foot tall caisson base at sea level
*Markings~~ Brown on black base
*Light Pattern~~ Fixed white w/ one red sector
*Existing Buildings~~ Keeper's quarters (integral to lantern)
*Automated~~ 1985
*Original Lens~~ Fourth Order Fresnel
*Current Lens~~ 300mm
*Open to Public?~~ No
*Current Owner~~ Privately owned
*Waterway Location~~ Ambrose Channel at Lower New York Bay
*Significant Feature~~ Serves as a front range to the Staten Island Rear Range Light.   

    LINKS
Lighthouse Friends' lighthouse info and history
http://www.lighthousefriends.com/light.asp?ID=757

National Park Service
http://www.nps.gov/history/maritime/light/westbank.htm

Aerial lighthouse photos from Marinas.com
http://marinas.com/view/lighthouse/381_West_Bank_Lighthouse_Staten_Island_NY_United_States
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