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Keepers Log

Hurricane Preparations and Storm Update

In anticipation of high winds and flooding associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Lighthouse Trail will be closed for a period of time during and after the storm. Also, with expected power outage, the following items will not be available through our website: weather station, webcam, and AIS

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First aid to navigation on the Hudson?

A volunteer onboard the sloop Clearwater recently posed the question: when was the first aid-to-navigation established on the Hudson River? To address this question, I relied on Jim Crowley’s Lighthouses of New York. As it turns out, the answer is not clear-cut. Affixing a specific year is

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Blowout Tide

On Sunday, we experienced a rare “blowout tide,” an exceptionally low tide. “Blowout tide” is a colloquial term for what oceanographers call a “wind setdown” when water is blown away from shore. Along the Hudson River, these occur when sustained, strong north-northwest winds drive the ocean tide

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Suggestions of winter, hints of spring

We awoke this morning to a winter scene in the river valley. A layer of snow coated rooftops and tree branches. Not unusual for this time of year. Even so, it came as a surprise during this unseasonable mild winter. This time last year, the river was

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Winter Conditions

Now that freezing temperatures are likely, ice or snow is possible on the trail. Proceed with caution. Ice-traction devices for your shoes are recommended. You may experience strong winds. Dress appropriately for weather conditions. Portions of the trail are impassible during high tide, so plan your trip

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Historic fog bell installed

On the weekend of November 19th & 20th, a crew of volunteers tackled the herculean task of moving a three-thousand pound bronze bell into position on the island adjacent to the Lighthouse. Retrieved from the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers several years ago, the bell was stored

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Putting Irene into perspective

This photo shows the height of the flooding on Sunday afternoon due to tidal surge and storm-water runoff. The water was a foot over the stone base of the lighthouse and covered the front step. Waves lapped against the front door. The basement flooded to within 7

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New lighthouse tower web cam

The view from the Saugerties Lighthouse tower is now available in real-time via the internet. Save yourself the steep climb up the tower staircase and direct your browser to the Tower View page on our website. The web cam provides a southerly view from the lighthouse overlooking

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Local weaver donates custom rugs

The Saugerties Lighthouse will be embellished with a new set of handwoven rugs to decorate the bedrooms and kitchen. The rugs were custom woven by Robin Goss, a local weaver interested in showing her appreciation. On Tuesday, June 21st, Goss presented the rugs to the resident keepers

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Ice Voices at the lighthouse

Regional poet and essayist Will Nixon shared his recollections of winter poetry readings at the lighthouse including some icy observations from the resident lighthouse keeper. As the Hudson River rapidly thaws and resumes its liquid state, it is timely to reflect on the departing season of “hard

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Saugerties, NY 12477