1855 In renovation and improvement, three wooden tripods were put up at Van Wie's dam, Cow island, and New Baltimore, and three iron beacon-posts at Primer's Hook, Catskill Reach, and West Point, all mounted with bug-lights.
1868 West Point.Repairs to the ladder and foundations were made by the mechanics of the post during the summer. It requires nothing.
1869 West Point, Gee's Point, Hudson River, N. Y.No repairs needed at this station.
1870 West Point, New York, Hudson River.It is proposed to erect a suitable structure for a beacon, to be fitted with a sixth-order lens, at this point, to take the place of the present stake-light, for which an estimate of $1,500 is inclosed in this year's estimates.
1871 For rebuilding the lt-ho. At West Point, Hudson River. March 3, 1871, $1,500.
1872 West Point, River Hudson, New York.The rebuilding of the beacon is progressing, and will be completed at an early day. The site of the beacon is connected with that of the former stake-light, and no change in the sailing directions is made.
1873 On Gees Point, (West Point), Hudson River, New York. Lighted: October 1, 1872. (Reconstructed).
1873 West Point, New York.The light was exhibited from the new beacon during the month of September, 1872 The apparatus is dioptric, of the 6th order of the system of Fresnel, and shows a fixed white light over 270° of the horizon. The focal-plane is 40 feet above the river.
1888 West Point, Hudson River, New York, August 27, 1887 - new fog signal.
1888 West Point, Hudson River, New York.A bell-tower, 15 feet by 15 feet by 18 feet in plan was built, and a fog-signal station established, and all completed work was painted. The lower part or piers were inclosed and a closet was built in the bell-tower.
1890 West Point, Hudson River, New York A concrete pier was built in front of the lighthouse.
1921 A. P. Andersen, keeper, West Point Light Station, N. Y., went to the assistance of two small boys in a rowboat drifting down the Hudson River without oars. The boat, which was partly filled with water, was towed to shore. Happened on August 1, 1921.
1921 A. P. Andersen, keeper, West Point Light Station, N. Y., rescued a West Point soldier from an overturned canoe in Hudson River, took him to shore, and later recovered the canoe. Occurred November 19, 1921.
1929 A. P. Anderson, keeper of West Point Light Station, M. Y., rendered assistance on April 20 to the driver of one of the motor boats in the Albany-New York speed boat races.
1935 Stephen J. Nolan, attendant of West Point Lights, N. Y., on May 29 rescued two young men whose canoe had capsized when they were caught in heavy rain and wind storm while canoeing in the vicinity of the station.
1935 S. Nolan, light attendant of West Point Lights, N. Y., on August 5 went to the assistance of two men whose sailboat capsized off Magazine Point. He took both men aboard his boat, and later, with the help of an Army pontoon, towed their disabled craft to the deck.
Keepers: Edward Ellis (1853), John A. Ellis (1853 1866), Jeremiah Dinan (1866 1871), Hugh Jones (1871 1877), Jeremiah Dinan (1877 1892), Joseph C. Miller (1892 1894), Joseph B. Elsen (1909 at least 1912), Christian F. Leeuw (1913), A. Philip Anderson (1913 at least 1929), Stephen J. Nolan (1933 at least 1941).