Did Someone You Know Work At The Depot?
The National Lighthouse Museum located on the former site of the United States Lighthouse Service’s General Depot in St. George, Staten Island is looking for people who worked at the General Depot site from 1864 to 1966.
The ten-acre site (located next to the Staten Island Ferry terminal), now known as Lighthouse Point, served as a testing ground, storehouse, and manufacturing center for all lighthouse tools and equipment used by USLHS personnel nationwide. Not only limited to lighthouses, workers at the Depot also repaired buoys, lighthouse tenders, boats, etc. The USLHS merged with the United States Coast Guard in 1939 and the site served as a Coast Guard base from 1939 to 1966. At its peak in the 1910s and 1920s, the Depot employed about 200 workers. The Museum’s records only reflect a total of 140 workers over its 100 year history.
Help us! Share your story! Do you know someone who worked on the General Depot Site or Coast Guard base? If so, please contact Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-390-0040.
The National Lighthouse Museum educates, preserves, and collects the history of the nation’s lighthouses and lightships. The Museum is open to the public in the winter Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am to 4 pm.
Contact: Celestina Cuadrado, Curator and Site Manager
National Lighthouse Museum
200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point
Staten Island, NY 10301
email@example.com p. 718-390-0040