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Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island

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Fort Wadsworth Light is a 1903 lighthouse built atop Battery Weed on Staten Island in New York Harbor. The light illuminates the Narrows, the entrance to the harbor. It is located under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. Fort Wadsworth Light was part of the transfer of Fort Wadsworth from the Navy to the National Park Service in March 1995 as part of Gateway National Recreation Area.Its light was visible for. The lantern was possibly moved from Fort Tompkins Light in 1903. When the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge opened in 1965 the lighthouse became obsolete. Dark for many years, it was restored and converted to solar power by volunteers in 2005.
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  • Harbor defenses for New York Harbor. Got a special tour of the fort with a National Parks guide. It was well-worth visiting. The photo opportunities are endless as you get a view over the harbor to Ne...  more »
  • I have been on several tours at the Fort at various times and find them to be quite interesting. Both the Fort and adjacent Battery Weed are historical landmarks which were obsolete by the time new ar...  more »
  • A beautiful place to visit so many interesting things to see at the fort. It really makes you think of all the battles that have taken place .  more »
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  • I love this place because my husband played here as a child sneaking through the base passed all the military police into the fort and hed have a field day with his best friends from the South Beach projects. Exploring history
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  • Lighthouse Fort Wadsworth at the mouth of the Hudson River flows to the Atlantic Ocean, at the foot of the bridge in Fort Wadsworth Light, New York
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