Norton Point Light, Coney Island, NY – 1999
The Norton Point Light [40° 34' 36" N – 74° 00' 42" W] on the western end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY circa 1999. The light is a 75-foot tall square skeleton tower that was built in 1890 and has a flashing red light every 5 seconds. Interestingly, this light still has a lightkeeper. Mr. Frank Schubert has been a lightkeeper since 1960 and is the last civilian lightkeeper for the US Lighthouse Service. Even though he is retired, Mr. Schubert remains as the guardian of the light in the keeper's home next door. He also served as lightkeeper at the Old Orchard Shoal Lighthouse in Raritan Bay.