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Explore the shores of Staten Island!

Explore fascinating and mysterious sites unfamiliar to most New Yorkers on this exciting boat ride circumnavigating Staten Island. The series will be narrated by Wade R. Goria. Wade is a National Lighthouse Museum historian, author, and former New York University professor.

This tour takes you past critical points of maritime interest: the historically rich Shooters, Prall’s, Isle of Meadows (the center of what was once the world’s largest garbage dump that now served as Fresh Kills Park representing NYC’s largest park), Hoffman and Swinburne Islands.

Our journey up the Kill Van Kull, and the Arthur Kill waterways, over to Raritan Bay, Princes’ Bay Staten Island’s southern shore around the Narrows contains much important history critical to NYC’s development and to its maritime life: Sailor’s Snug Harbor, the Caddell’s Shipyard and Repair Facilities at Port Richmond, Mariners Harbor, Port Ivory, Rossville, the eerie site of the Ship’s Graveyard, Tottenville, Prince’s Bay and Seguine’s Point together with key New Jersey maritime, commercial and industrial sites located along the Kill Van Kull, the Arthur Kill and Newark Bay including: Bayonne, Elizabeth, Linden, Carteret and historic Perth Amboy, which, overlooks the beautiful Raritan Bay.

Bridges under which our boat passes include the recently renovated Bayonne, the restored Vertical Lift Railroad Bridge, the all new Goethals Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing and the Verrazano Narrows.

Lighthouses described and seen on this exciting tour include: Robbin’s Reef, Great Beds, Prince’s Bay, Staten Island’s Rear Range, (site of the Old Orchard Shoals Lighthouse destroyed by Sandy in 2012), New Dorp, Elm Tree Beacon and the Battery Weed Light of Fort Wadsworth.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Lighthouse Boat Tours commence rain or shine.

The boat leaves from the NYC Ferry-Fast Ferry Dock. The boat does not leave from the National Lighthouse Museum. 1 Bay Street is a large general area which includes the St. George Ferry Terminal and the Empire Outlets. The outdoor NYC Ferry-Fast Ferry Dock does not have its own address. Please call the museum for further information if needed.

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