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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Cruise up the East River and pass through Hell Gate to Long Island Sound as far as Execution Rocks Lighthouse and learn of its gruesome history. The Stepping Stones Light is not to be missed!

Expert  Educational presenters will share little known facts about New York City history and the lighthouses we'll see.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Time: 11 am to 3 pm
Leaving from Pier 1, adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry) Staten Island , NY 10301

Adults $62  Seniors $52 Children under 10 yrs. $ 42.

Lunch, Snacks and Adults Beverages available for purchase.

Lighthouse  Tee-shirts, Sweat Shirts, caps and assorted Lighthouses items are also available for purchase.

For info/reservaton:  info@lighthousemuseum.orgTel.# 718 -390 0040


Lighthouse Weekend Celebration at the National Lighthouse Museum,Staten Island, NY August 2 - 4 2019


Why and What is Lighthouse Week End? Lighthouse Act became law in August 7, 1789.

Before the United States was a nation, individual colonies and municipalities constructed lighthouses on their shores to guide mariners into harbors. But since operation of these lighthouses was not governed by a centralized body, the lights lacked uniformity in their operation, impacting the safety of the mariners they were trying to protect.
When George Washington became president of the new United States, he was well aware of the importance of protecting its shores. One of the first issues he addressed was the management of lighthouses and central control of navigational aids and recommended “An Act for the Establishment and support of Lighthouse, Beacons, Buoys, and Public Piers,” to provide and regulate navigation. When the Lighthouse Act became law in August 7, 1789, significant improvements in the operation of lighthouses were immediately implemented and operational guidelines were established.

The National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY Continues in Yearly Honoring of when the Lighthouse Act became law in August 7, 1789.

The Celebration begins with the 9th Annual Light Keepers' Gala :

Friday, August 2, 2019 ~ Light Keepers’ Gala. Harbor cruise, open bar, hors-d’oeuvres, dinner, and dancing in the moonlight. Leaving from Pier One adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum

Saturday, August 3, 2019 ~ Presentations and panel discussion at the National Lighthouse Museum. Free museum admission, 3 PM – 5 PM

Sunday, August 4, 2019 ~ Lighthouse Weekend Celebratory Lighthouse Ambrose Channel Boat Tour leaves at 11 AM from Pier 1 adjacent to the Museum.

The Museum is located at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry), St. George, Staten island , NY 10301

For information/Reservations -

Tel# 718  390 0040

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