Titanic Memorial Lighthouse

Titanic Memorial Lighthouse (HMDFU)

Location: New York, NY 10038 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 42.447', W 74° 0.244'

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This lighthouse is a memorial to the passengers, officers and crew who died as heroes when the steamship Titanic sank after collision with an iceberg.

APRIL 15, 1912

This lighthouse was originally erected by public subscription. In 1913 it stood above the East River on the corner of the old Seaman's' Church Institute at the corner of South Street and Coenties Slip. From 1913 to 1967 the time ball at the top of the lighthouse would drop down the pole to signal twelve noon to the ships in the harbor. This time ball mechanism was activated by a telegraphic signal from the National Observatory in Washington, D.C.

In July 1968 the Seaman's' Church Institute moved to its present quarters at 15 State Street. That year the Titanic Memorial Lighthouse was donated by the Kaiser-Nelson Steel & Salvage Corporation to the South Street Seaport Museum. It was erected on this corner at the entrance to the museum complex in May 1976 with funds provided by the Exxon Corporation.
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 584129 N 4506758
Decimal Degrees40.70745000, -74.00406667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 42.447', W 74° 0.244'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 42' 26.82" N, 74° 0' 14.64" W
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Area Code(s)646, 212, 917, 845
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 268-286 Pearl St, New York NY 10038, US
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