West Bank Lighthouse serves as a range light with Staten Island Light. In 2010, under the National Lighthouse Preservation Act, the lighthouse was sold to Sheridan Reilly of New Rochelle, New York. He is now in the process of restoring the lighthouse.
Tower Height: 55
Height of Focal Plane: 59
Description of Tower: Brown, conical cast iron
This light is operational
Date Established: 1901
Date Present Tower Built: 1901
Date Automated: 1985
Optics: 1901: Fourth order Fresnel lens (removed 1998 when the light was converted to solar power).
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
This lighthouse can be seen from South Beach on Staten Island and from Coney Island's boardwalk.
Keepers: Edward Burge (1901-1907), Arthur Bouder (1938-?), Bob Lyons (Coast Guard, 1973), Bruce Welsh (Coast Guard, c. 1973), Ron McCuiwn (Coast Guard, c. 1973)