Coney Island Light, New York City

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Coney Island Light (also Nortons Point Light) is a lighthouse located in Sea Gate, on the west end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, in New York City, east of New York Harbor's main channel.

The lighthouse was first established in 1890. The current tower was first lit in 1920 and is still operational. It was automated in 1989. The foundation material is steel pile and the lighthouse is made out of steel. It is a skeletal white tower with black trim. The original lens was a fourth order Fresnel lens put up in 1890. The most recent resident keeper was Frank Schubert (1915–2003). Schubert was the last civilian lighthouse keeper in the United States. He worked for the United States Coast Guard since 1939, serving at Coney Island since 1960.

The Long Island chapter of Sons of the American Revolution has published a history of the light.
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  • Lovely to get away from the busy streets of New York so if you have time to spare take the train here (app 1 h - you an use your metrocard). Right next to the station you'll find a lovely beach and.....  more »
  • In the last stop of F train, you reach Coney Island. Amazing beach with very good infra structure, restroom and showers. Good place to walk or run, restaurants and Luna Park. It is a diferent place...  more »

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