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Springtime natural happenings

The wintering mergansers have departed for northern climes while cormorants have arrived to fill the diving bird niche. The resident pair of eagles alternate between their nest on the other side of the river and their favorite fishing perch on this side. Striped bass are starting to

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Sunken hopper barge

Downstream neighbor Dock photographed the wreck yesterday from his kayak. A tugboat babysat the grounded barge overnight. It is our understanding that these barges were northbound from ALLOCCO Recycling in Greenpoint Brooklyn to the P&M terminal at Coeymans. A spokesperson for the company has assured us that

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Update on the grounded barge

The tug Eastern Dawn just headed upriver with two barges, presumably loaded with what’s left of the cargo that was in transit before running afoul of the rocks on Magdalen Island. Meanwhile, the tug Captain Zeke is looking after the stranded barge.

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Barge run aground on Magdalen Island

Report from Glasco river observation station, aka our downstream neighbors Dock & Kate: Late last night, around 2AM, Dock & Kate awoke to lights and activity on the southern end of Magdalen Island, across the river from Glasco. At daylight, it was apparent that a barge was

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Riverkeeper Sweep on May 11th

Spring cleaning is coming! Join us as we tidy-up the shoreline near the Lighthouse on Saturday, May 11th. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is teaming up with Riverkeeper to host a clean-up at the mouth of Esopus Creek at its confluence with the Hudson River. Lots of trash

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Bird walk on Saturday morning

Birds on the Hudson along the Saugerties Lighthouse Trail sponsored by Woodstock Land Conservancy Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 9:00am – 11:00am (rain date, Sunday, March 3) Meet at the Saugerties Lighthouse parking lot. Carpooling encouraged. The Lighthouse Trail area is an important habitat for breeding and migrating

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Winter trail conditions

Eight to twelve inches of snow fell on the area overnight on Friday. High winds formed snow drifts along the Lighthouse Trail. A footpath has been cleared. Portions of the trail are icy or slushy due to snow mixing with tidewater. Boots with traction recommended. Consult the

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Aerial photo

A recent B&B guest gave us a photo to tack up on the refrigerator door. Thanks to pilot Bill Cole and his family for this aerial shot of the Lighthouse and surrounding winter landscape taken last week. River ice floes are still faintly visible in this photo

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Winter trail conditions

WINTER CONDITIONS at the Lighthouse and along the Lighthouse Trail. You may encounter ice or snow. Proceed with caution! Footwear with traction recommended. Strong winds are common, so dress appropriately. As always, portions of the trail may be impassible at high tide.

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Freshets & Ice Gorges

Recent storm surges raised the question of when the Lighthouse last saw flood levels anywhere near these heights. In addition to storm surges, floods in the Hudson are often due to freshets. A freshet is the sudden increase in river levels caused by melting snow and ice,

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