The brown and white cylindrical lighthouse stands as monument to the lady
who "kept the good light" for over 30 years. Her name was Kate Walker and
the captains in the harbor affectionately refer to Robbin's Reef as
"Kate's Light". Kate was respected by all for her courage and stamina. She
could be seen rowing her children to school each day on Staten Island and
is responsible for saving many a stranded boater. When the US Coast Guard
manned the light in 1939 they posted three men at the light, a job Kate
performed by herself.
Location: West Side Main Channel/Upper New York Bay
Visiting Status: Closed to Public
Light Operational: Yes
Date Deactivated: N/A
Tower Height: 45 feet
Original Optic: 4th Order Fresnel
Present Optic: 300 MM
Photo Courtesy of www.nylighthousephotos.com .