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Robbins Reef: A Home in the Harbor


The U.S. Department of General Services granted the deed to Robbins Reef Lighthouse to the Noble Maritime Collection in 2011.  Originally named Robyns Rift by early Dutch settlers in New York because it was a gathering place for seals, the lighthouse stands on a rocky reef located off Staten Island’s North Shore. 

This exhibition includes the history of the lighthouse, particularly at the time of its most famous keeper, Katherine Walker (1848-1931), the process of its current restoration by volunteers, and historic and contemporary interpretations by artists.

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The Noble Maritime Collection, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, N.Y., T:718-447-6490, Thurs - Sun 1 - 5pm

http://www.noblemaritime.org/