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Romer Shoal Lighthouse - 1898

Romer Shoal Lighthouse
Since 1898, the Romer Shoal Lighthouse has stood off the shore of Staten Island, serving mariners who sail through the Swash Channel. During the first World War, the Navy stationed personnel in the lighthouse to keep track of vessels entering and leaving the harbor. The United States Coast Guard took over the duties of the light in 1939 and automated it in 1966. Romer Shoal remained on the Lighthouse Doomsday list until it was recently reinstated as an active navigational aid.

It remains as a symbol of hope for all the other lights that are facing extinction. Although the New York skyline is visible in the distance, a feeling of isolation settles in when you sail past this historic lighthouse.

Location: Swash Channel/New York Lower Bay
Visiting Status: Closed to Public
Information: N/A
Light Operational: Yes
Date Deactivated: N/A
Automated: 1966
Tower Height: 54 feet
Original Optic: 4th Order Fresnel
Present Optic: 190 MM

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