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Call for volunteers

Interested in spending an afternoon inside the Lighthouse or atop the tower? Help us lead tours of the interior of the Lighthouse. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is seeking volunteer docents for Sunday afternoon tours during the summer. Tours are noon to 3PM. If you are interested in

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Living Light: The Legendary Survival of the Saugerties Lighthouse

Special event scheduled at the Lighthouse for New York Heritage Weekend on Sunday, May 20th, 1:00-1:30PM. Former Lighthouse Keeper Dick Duncan shines a light on the history of the Saugerties Lighthouse and its heroic rescue from demolition. From crumbling disrepair to restored treasure, the 1869 landmark of

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Lighthouse featured in Conde Nast Traveler

The Saugerties Lighthouse was one of eight historic renovations featured in Conde Nast Traveler magazine. A slideshow of “past” and “present” views of the historic buildings is available here.

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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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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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A winter weekend at the lighthouse

For your reading pleasure…. a recent guest of the lighthouse posted an account of her stay, providing a glimpse of winter life on the Hudson River: A Beacon on the Hudson.

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Trail Conditions: new boardwalk

The wetland boardwalk was upgraded with new footings, brackets and anchors. These improvements secure the boardwalk against flooding while making a more pleasant walking experience through the tidal marsh. The boardwalk improvements were made possible through a grant from the Hudson River Improvement Fund of the Hudson

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Historic tugs and more

Thanks to downriver-neighbor Dock for alerting me to this fleet of boats on the river. A flotilla of historic working vessels will be traveling the Hudson River and visiting riverside communities in coming weeks. Tugs, fireboat, steam launches, canal schooner, dutch barge, etc. will be featured. I

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