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Keepers Log

Wanted: Volunteer Tour Guides

Spend a summer afternoon at the lighthouse! The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is seeking volunteers who are willing to contribute a few afternoons this summer to guide tours through the inside of the lighthouse.  Tours are offered Saturday & Sunday afternoon, 12 noon to 3 PM, throughout the

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Rain, thankfully

The lighthouse still relies on a rainwater cistern for water supply. The rain rolls off the slate roof, runs along the wide gutters, pours through the downspouts, and collects in the cistern. The cistern can hold over 5,000 gallons of water and has never run out, as

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Trail conditions: puddles

Due to recent rains, puddles of standing water may be encountered along portions of the trail. Also, some spots may be muddy.

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Trail conditions: full moon tides

Due to tides, some woody debris may be encountered along tidal portions of the trail.

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Yellow blossoms of marsh marigold appear

Last year, the marsh marigolds bloomed around May 1st.  This year, I noticed the yellow flowers along the boardwalk yesterday, April 19th.

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An osprey pair is once again using channel marker #93 as a perch.

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In the morning, I often see a gentleman from town who owns a used books store. The lighthouse trail comprises his daily walk before opening the store. He usually keeps company with his own thoughts, but this morning, he paused on the dock to ask me a

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Cormorants are flying upriver on their return migration.  They fly together in small flocks of about a dozen in a V-formation traveling low, often just above the surface of the water

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Trail conditions: new moon tides

High tides associated with the new moon cover the trail for an hour or two day an night. Consult the tide table for times of high tide. The receding tides are leaving woody debris and driftwood on the trail in places. Watch for obstacles in the trail.

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Great Blue Herons

Yesterday, while watching sunset, I saw two Great Blue Herons fly over, heading upriver (north).  These were the first of the season on return migration

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Phone: (845) 247-0656


Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
PO Box 654
Saugerties, NY 12477