Corner Stake lighthouse - Newark Bay

History | Characteristics | Keepers


A minor beacon in the Newark Bay about which very little is known. It was between "Elizabethtown" (Elizabeth?) point and Shooter's Island, just north of Staten Island. It possibly marked the entrance to the present day Kill Van Kull. It was lite with a fixed red tubular lantern.

Keeper Bedell Jones appointed June 13, 1893 at a salary of $250 per year. He took the oath of office June 19, 1893.

The Annual Report of the Light-House Board for the Fiscal Fear Ended June 30, 1883 states:

214. Corner Stake, opposite Elizabethport, New Jersey. -- This station, which was frequently injured by steamers which ran against it, was frequently repaired.

2006 NJLHS