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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 PRESS RELEASE Lighthouses of Great Britain: A Rare Exhibit of Antique Prints The National Lighthouse Museum will exhibit a selection of antique prints of lighthouses from Great Britain, past and present, opening on Thursday, January 13th and on display through Sunday, March 13th , 2022, curated by Danielle Mann. Lighthouses of Great Britain is inspired by the visit of Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal who is the Honorary Chair of the National Lighthouse Museum’s Campaign For Illuminating Future Generations. The selected works of art are part of a collection of 300 pieces donated by Dr. Loren Graham and Dr. Patricia Albjerg Graham and features lighthouses with a unique history, significant engineering importance, and sentimental value to Her Royal Highness. The prints, which DATE BACK to the 1800s, are ORIGINAL WOOD ENGRAVINGS, aquatint or lithograph prints, or news clippings from that time. Several prints also feature HAND PAINTED WATERCOLOR ELEMENTS that make these pieces one of a kind. The works range from MAPS, engineering plans, and artistic renderings of lighthouses and their surrounding areas. Some of the lighthouses in the exhibit no longer exist or have since been altered from their original design. Dr. Loren Graham is a professor emeritus of the history of science at MIT and Harvard University and is a prolific author. One of Dr. Graham’s books is on the history of the Grand Island North Light in Michigan which he purchased over fifty years ago when it was in ruins. The lighthouse has since been restored to a pristine state. During that process, he became interested in antique lighthouse prints and accumulated over 300 of them which he donated to the National Lighthouse Museum. Dr. Patricia Albjerg Graham was the First Woman Dean at Harvard Graduate School of Education and is the Charles Warren Research Professor of the History of American Education, Emerita at Harvard. Aquatint prints are made using a copper plate which is etched into using acid. The plate is covered in an acid-resistant resin in the desired areas to create shadow and tone. After heat is applied to seal the resin onto the plate, the plate is placed into a nitric acid bath for the desired amount of time. The plate is then inked and sent through a printing press onto moist paper creating several copies from one plate. Afterward, color is added using colored plates or, as in the case of some of the antique prints on display, are hand colored with watercolor paints. The National Lighthouse Museum is open from Wednesday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM, and is located at 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, NY 10301...Adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry..for further information ...  Tel.# 718 390 0040 


Sunday, May 15, 2022 from 10:00am - 4:00pm

NEW FOR 2022!
Trivia Questions At Each Stop! Enter to Win NLM Boat Tour Tickets.

  • Start time at either the CONFERENCE HOUSE in TOTTENVILLE or NATIONAL  LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM in ST. GEORGE between 10am - 11am to allow ample time to finish before 4pm at either location. 
  • Follow the map and visit lighthouses in Staten Island.
  • Take selfies or group photos with lighthouses in the background, 
  • Receive your lighthouse stickers at each site.
  • Learn about the ten lighthouses ON and OFF shore Staten Island.
  • Have a family friendly fun day learning about Staten Island’s lighthouse history.
  • Bring a picnic lunch to enjoy along the many stops.

Participation Admission:
$35 per carload & $15 per bicycle or motorcycle

  • Self-directed maps to lighthouse locations both on and off shore
  • will be picked up at either starting location
  • Every ticket purchased includes one year FREE membership* to
  • the National Lighthouse Museum! *One per family
  • Hunt Participation Award Ribbon
  • Receive Lighthouse Hunt Totebag to remember this special day!
  • Don’t forget binoculars, your camera/cell phone, snacks and sunglasses!

  • We suggest two or three participants-
  • one designated driver/navigator,one photographer.
  • Post pictures on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @NationalLighthouseMuseum.

For more information, please contact the National Lighthouse Museum. 718-390-0040 or

Sponsored by:
National Lighthouse Museum • Con Edison
Donald DeRosa • Rosanne Burrell • Marion Mammana
Bentson & Company


Safety Boating Course

Monday, May 9, 2022  8am - 5pm


Includes Breakfast, Lunch

The National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point

St. George, (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island Ferry)

Staten Island, NY 10301

Boat Handling • Boat Handling Under Adverse Conditions • Required Equipment • Aids to Navigation • 

Docking & Undocking • Fueling and Safety • Navigation Rules

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Limited on site Parking

For info/Reservations 

               Tel, # 718 390 0040



Then and Now Here and There

Thursday, May 19, 2022

6 pm

The National Lighthouse Museum

200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point

St. George (adjacent to the FREE Staten Island

Ferry) Staten Island, NY 10301

Guests $10 Museum Members $5 Zoom $5

Immerse yourself into Scuba Diving with Tony Rose. 

- Presentation and Show-And-Tell topics will include:

- Introduction and overview of the sport

- The history of diving

- Development of equipment

- Types of sport diving opportunities and employment

- Local diving: NY harbor and Jersey shore

- Diving in exotic locales.

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Limited on site parking

For info/Reservations - Tel. 718 390 0040


National Lighthouse Museum Boat Tour

Sunday, May 22, 2022

11am -3 pm

Boat leaves from pier 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

Adults $60 Children  under 12 $40

United States Lighthouse Society Passports and Stamps available 

Limited on site parking

ENCIRCLE STATEN ISLAND LIGHTHOUSE  BOAT TOUR - EXPERT speakers will narrate the cruise as we encircle Staten Island and explore fascinating and MYSTERIOUS sites unfamiliar to most New Yorkers. Tickets Purchased will include One Year FREE Membership* to the National Lighthouse Museum! *One FREE membership per family


              718 390 0040


Golf Outing June 20, 2022

Honoring Bill Britton
William Timothy Britton is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour for fifteen years during
 the 1980s and 1990s.During his 15 years on the Tour, Britton won once and had 23 top-10 finishes.

After his years as a touring pro were over, Britton became a teaching pro and author in New Jersey.
Britton was born and raised on Staten Island and graduate of Monsignor Farrell HS. Britton has been
 inducted into the Staten Island Sports Hall of Fame. He currently serves as the head men’s golf coach for Monmouth University.

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Event Sponsor - $5,000
-Company/Name prominently displayed throughout event
-Company/Name featured on all promotional material
-Includes one tee sign at first hole and two foursomes

Bar Sponsor - $2,500
-Company/Name prominently displayed at bar
-Company/Name featured on all promotional material
-Includes one tee sign and one foursome

BBQ Sponsor - $1,000
-Company/Name prominently displayed at lunch

Beverage Cart Sponsor - $1,000
-Company/Name prominently displayed on beverage cart

Golf Cart Sponsor - $750
-Company/Name prominently displayed on all golf carts

Breakfast Sponsor - $500
-Company/Name prominently displayed at breakfast

Tee-sign Sponsor - $150
--Company/Name prominently displayed at one tee

Call 718-390-0040 or email
Monday, June 20, 2022
7am - Breakfast
8am Shot gun Start
BBQ Lunch with Open Bar

Jumping Brook Country Club
210 Jumping Brook Road
Neptune, NJ 07753

$225.00/Golfer  18 Holes
$100 Non-Golfer

Raffles, Hole -in -one Contest

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