The National Lighthouse Museum’s Great Staten Island Lighthouse Boat Tour has been set for Sunday, September 15th, from 11 am to 2 pm. The tour will encircle Staten Island, looking at critical points of maritime interest and the historically rich Shooters, Prall, Hoffman and Swineburn Islands. [Read more…] about Great Staten Island Lighthouse History Boat Tour
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The National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island has announced their yearly Lighthouse Week is set to begin on August 2nd, with the 9th Annual Light Keepers’ Gala.
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.
The National Lighthouse Museum has announced “The Great Staten Island Father’s Day Lighthouse Boat Tour,” set for Sunday, June 16, from 11 am to 2 pm.
Attendees will start at Pier 1 adjacent to the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, St. George, Staten Island, and journey up the Kill Van Kull and the Arthur Kill waterways, over to Raritan Bay and Princes’s Bay Staten Island’s southern shore. [Read more…] about Unique Staten Island Lighthouse Boat Tour Planned
The National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island, NY is continuing its educational lecture series with “The Lost Lighthouses of Staten Island” on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Museum.
Historian, librarian and sailor Andrew Wilson will lead an armchair cruise around the harbor visiting the vanished lighthouses and aids to navigation that made the old port of New York the greatest in the World. [Read more…] about Old Port of New York Lighthouses, Navigation Aids Lecture
Emmy Award winner Dolores N. Morris is set to speak at the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island about her book, The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail – A Black Veteran’s Story of WWII, which chronicles her father William A. Morris Jr.’s wartime experiences with his dog, Trixie, by his side. The event takes place on Sunday, January 20, 2019 from 3 to 5 pm. [Read more…] about ‘The Soldier That Wagged Her Tail’ Presentation On Staten Island
Historian Patricia Salmon is set to lead a discussion on the history of Staten Island ferries, on November 8th, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, at the National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island.
Ferries have been running from Staten Island for more than 350 years. The ferry run we know today, ferryboats and classes, the Saint George and Whitehall terminals, ferry calamities, and those individuals who have molded the story of the Staten Island Ferry over the years will be featured. [Read more…] about Staten Island Ferry History Lecture in NYC
The National Lighthouse Museum, in partnership with the New York Chapter of the SS United States Conservancy, has announced a new exhibit “Full Speed Ahead to the Fabulous! SS United States.” This exhibit, on display at the National Lighthouse Museum from June 14th to August 3rd, celebrates the career of the luxury liner known as “America’s Flagship.”
The exhibition’s grand opening will take place on Thursday, June 14th at 6:30 pm and will be followed by a screening of the recently discovered short film Colossus on the River (1965; Run time approx. 15 min). [Read more…] about SS United States Exhibit Opening at National Lighthouse Museum
The National Lighthouse Museum Lecture Series is set to continue on Thursday, March 15th from 6 to 8 pm with a lecture by Bill Miller at Building 11, 200 The Promenade @ Lighthouse Point, St. George, Staten Island (adjacent to the ferry) .
Called “Mr. Ocean Liner,” Bill Miller is an international authority on the subject of ocean liners and cruise ships. [Read more…] about ‘Mr. Ocean Liner’ At National Lighthouse Museum Lecture Series