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Your Chance to Embrace The Staten Island Coastline From Sea

‘Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten’ July 19 during National Lighthouse Museum’s 2nd boat tour of 2014

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. – Many experienced world travelers will tell you the experience of seeing a popular destination from a vessel at sea is extremely memorable. The views are dramatically different from those available on land, nature paints inspiring vistas, and history and culture come alive in new ways.

This is true in New York, as well, where Staten Island’s coastline adds to the allure of the city.logo-lighthouse-jpeg

On July 19, a sea-faring tour experience will be available to Staten Island enthusiasts when the National Lighthouse Museum launches the second offshore excursion in its series of boat tours for 2014.

The home port for the Saturday event, which takes place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is NY WATERWAY®, Pier 11 on the East River at South Street and Wall Street in Manhattan.

The National Lighthouse Museum is inviting everyone to “Circumnavigate the Isle of Staten.”

Guests will see magnificent lighthouses around and about Staten Island, as they view the shipping lanes of one of the world’s leading ports. They also will see the shoreline of New York and New Jersey along the Arthur Kill; observe unique bird sanctuaries and ship grave yards, and pass under four bridges: Bayonne, where they will glimpse the current project of elevating the road bed of the bridge 64 feet; Goethals; Outerbridge Crossing, and Verrazano Narrows.

Additionally, an in-depth narration will be provided.

The cost of admission to the tour is $60 for adults; $40 for children, age 10 and younger, and $50 for seniors (age 62 and over).

Refreshments will be available on board, but guests may bring their own snacks.


For tickets and additional information, the National Lighthouse Museum may be reached by email at, or by phone at 855-656-7469. The museum may also be visited online at