Lighthouse Museum
National Lighthouse Museum
Promenade at Lighthouse Point #200 - PO Box 10296
Staten Island, New York 10301
Tel. # 718 390 0040

Future of iconic Staten Island Lighthouse in hands of those linked to its past
We'd like to share this article posted on SILive written by Dr. Gracelyn Santos - The National Lighthouse Museum and Esposito Family have combined forces to maintain the Staten Island Range Light
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The iconic 1912 Staten Island Island Lighthouse, located on Lighthouse Hill, is under new stewardship, it was recently announced. 
The U.S. Coast Guard has entrusted the care of the lighthouse to the National Lighthouse Museum and the family of the late Joseph N. Esposito, who served as the caretaker of the lighthouse from 1992 until his retirement in 2001. 
Partnering with Elizabeth A. Campbell (nee Esposito) and the rest of the Esposito family, the museum will be responsible for the yard and tower maintenance. 
“I am so honored to say that the legacy of my father, ‘Lighthouse Joe,’ will continue through his children and grandchildren who will now care for the lighthouse as he did," said Campbell.
Esposito, who was dedicated to the preservation of lighthouses, died in 2005. 
Pictured above is the Esposito family along with Tina Cuadrado, curator of the National Lighthouse Museum, and Johnny Rivera of the U.S. Coast Guard. 
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Shattering the Lens

Shattering the Lens is an exhibit that will run from September 24 to October 20, 2019 with an OPENING recept on September 24th, 6:30 pm at the National Lighthouse Museum. Artist Elaine Marie Austin, using her paintings of keepers and their lighthouses, sheds light on the dynamic impact of female lighthouse keepers. It is inspired by the book Women Who Kept the Lights by Mary Louise Clifford and J. Candace Clifford.The Exhibit: This exhibit features the artist’s favorite lighthouses where women were light keepers and assistant light keepers. “While women were shut out of most professions in the 19th century. They were permitted to be light keepers.” There were no gender wage gaps. A woman was once the highest paid light keeper.

Record breaking hurricanes in New Orleans often make national headlines. New Canal Lighthouse female keepers deserve the spotlight too. With five female keepers, New Canal may hold the record for the most female light keepers. Margaret Norvell who faithfully served for nearly 41 years is remembered for her valiant rescues.

[. . .] There isn’t anything unusual in a woman keeping a light in her window to guide men folk home, I just happen to keep a bigger light.” – Keeper Margaret Norvell

About the artist: Elaine Marie Austin is a professionally trained artist specializing in oil, pastel, charcoal, graphite and watercolor media. She states, “My love of lighthouses has changed the way I live and travel. When I am not traveling to a lighthouse, I am writing, researching or painting lighthouses. I’ve painted lighthouses in the United States, United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.” For more information, visit

Date: Opening Reception- September 24, 2019 Time: 6:30 PM 
   Exhibit runs from September 24 - October 20, 2019 (free with Museum Admission)
Place: The National Lighthouse Museum
            200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George, (adjacent to the FREE
           Staten Island Ferry) Staten Island, NY 10301
For Information  -  Tel. # 718-390-0040


4th Annual Lighthouse Point Festival   


Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12 pm to 6 pm

                     At the National Lighthouse Museum's Water Front
                     200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George
                     (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island, NY) Staten Island.
                     NY 10301
LEGENDARY Soup Contest 12 pm to 2:30 pm *
*Restaurants and home cooks  will make a soup they think DIFFERENT LIGHTHOUSE KEEPERS AROUND THE WORLD
 would have MADE to keep WARM.. You decide the winner by voting.     

Live Music Schedule

1:00 pm Joan Caddell & the Midnight Choir – 2:00  pm SI Snugs – 3:00 pm Allergic to B’s – 4:00pm Spark Band – 5:00 pm Steel Pan Band

Crafts for children

Art and Crafts  Vendors

Food Vendors

Suggested admission donation $3.00

Soup Tasting $7.00


FOR INFORMATION - info@lighthousemuseum


Tel# 718 390 0040



Expert/ EDUCATIONAL speakers will narrate the cruise as we view the Little Red Lighthouse
 at Jeffrey’s Hook, Ambrose Lightship, Frying Pan Lightship, Lilac Light Tender and the Tarrytown Light.
 Presenters will also note significant New York City sites and relate HISTORIC tales.
The magnificent Palisades is an added attraction and if Mother Nature is kind,
 we may be treated to some early FALL FOLIAGE along the way.

Leaving from Pier 1 Adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum
                      200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point. St. George
                      (Adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry)
                              Staten Island, NY 10301
  DATE :  Sunday ,October 5th, 2019
   TIME: 11 am - 2 pm
   COST: Adults $62-- Seniors,Military $52-- Children under 10 $42
For info/reservations 
                                             Tel# 718 390 0040
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