Lightship Ambrose

Lightship Ambrose, at South Street Seaport

Lightship Ambrose was the name of the lightship serving as the sentinel beacon marking Ambrose Channel, the main shipping channel for New York Harbor. Originally stationed south of the channel off of Sandy Hook, NJ in 1823, it was relocated closer to the center of the Ambrose Channel in 1906[1], until the station was replaced by Ambrose Light, a Texas Tower, in 1967. Between 1823 and 1967, several ships were commissioned Lightship Ambrose and served at the station.

Photo 561, Oct 2010

Lightship Ambrose, at South Street Seaport

Photo 590, Oct 2010

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, interior

showing the Ambrose lighthouse ship

Photo 677d, Oct 2010