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Many of NYC’s most fascinating and noteworthy historical sights are highlighted on this unforgettable journey up the East River and Long Island Sound. The series will be narrated by Wade R. Goria. Wade is a National Lighthouse Museum historian, author, and former New York University professor.

As we pass Robbins Reef Lighthouse, aka “Kate’s Light” we recount the compelling story of the legendary Keeper, Kate Walker.

Across the harbor on the Brooklyn side we see the docks of Red Hook, subject of the famous movie about racketeering and corruption that afflicted the lives of Red Hook’s Long Shoremen: “On the Waterfront”, the Atlantic Basin, Governor’s Island, notable vessels at the South Street Seaport such as the Ambrose Lightship and the Waverley, the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, DUMBO, the Williamsburg Bridge, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Corlears Hook, once a dangerous and sordid hotbed of criminal East River Maritime life.

Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Long Island City, Roosevelt Island and its newly restored lighthouse, Hell Gate, the Hell Gate Bridge and RFK (Triborough Bridge), Wards and Randall’s Island, Astoria, North and South Brothers Island, Rikers Island, the giant Vernon C. Bain Prison Ship.

LaGuardia Airport, the Whitestone and Throgs Neck Bridges, College Point, Fort Schuyler and SUNY Maritime College, the US Merchant Marine Academy, the Throgs Neck, Stepping Stones and Execution Rocks Lighthouses, Hart and City Islands, New Rochelle, Glen Island, David’s Island where Fort Slocum, once stood, and the legendary North shore “Gold Coast” with a stunning array of 1920’s mansions that today, comprise the Sands Point Preserve, immortalized by F. Scott Fitzgerald in the Great Gatsby. Near to the Sands Point Preserve stands the stalwart 1809 Sands Point Lighthouse, the third oldest lighthouse on Long Island.

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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