The former U.S. LIghthouse Depot on Staten Island -- directly adjacent to the St. George Terminal of the Staten Island Ferry
History of new York and other lighthouses. There are, fo instance, over 20 lighthouses in New York Harbor alone. The institution is expected to support the efforts of lighthouse organizations around the country. A research library will house papers, drawings, photos and other valuable materials. Through lectures and exhibits, issues affecting lighthouses and related subjects around the country will be presented. Visitors will be able to learn about the history of the lighthouses near their home towns and the work being done to preserve them.