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Keepers Log

Post-Sandy Update

River crested overnight with 6 inches of water covering the first floor of the Lighthouse. Mopping up has begun but will take several days. The B&B will be closed this weekend. If you have a reservation, we will contact you regarding cancellation or postponement. Trail is still

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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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Saugerties Lighthouse
Phone: (845) 247-0656


Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
PO Box 654
Saugerties, NY 12477