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Special Event: Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea

Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea Wednesday evening, August 20th. 8 PM. Free. The Saugerties Lighthouse is pleased to host a performance of Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea created by artist Swoon. The performance is part of series of stops for a flotilla of seven hand crafted vessels

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Monday Movie Nights

Recently, I started hosting outdoor movies on a large screen (18’x12′) suspended on the side of the lighthouse. The movie selections feature a nautical theme and are shown Monday nights. 8 PM. Weather permitting. In the event of rain or high winds, the movie will be cancelled.

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Yellow bird in the mulberry tree

I carried a heavy load on my shoulder up the ramp from the dock when an older gentleman asked me a question: “What’s that yellow bird in the tree around back?” Without seeing the tree, I answered: “Yesterday, I saw a cedar wax-wing in that tree.” “No,”

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Sailboat captain rescues kayakers in distress

This afternoon, I returned home and noticed a couple of kayakers near the lighthouse. They were in and out of their kayaks so often I assumed they were practicing Eskimo rolls and wet exits. Later, a visitor at the lighthouse asked me whether I thought the kayakers

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rare wildflower on Lighthouse Trail

Virginia, local horticulturalist and author of Village Encounters, emailed the following message: I was delighted to spot a Canada Lily along the trail yesterday. Haven’t seen one in these parts for 20+ years. The Canada Lily is listed by the State of New York as “Exploitably

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Party barge

The workhorse of the lighthouse, the maintenance barge dubbed the Yuck Finn, is normally used for hauling fuel and other supplies to/from the mainland. On the 4th of July, instead of the usual workload, the Yuck Finn buoyed a contingent of Independence Day revelers. At sunset, I

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River rescue

Rainy afternoon. I was making a sandwich when the phone rang. It was Michelle. “Are you doing anything right now?” she asked. “Not really.” “Could you give us a tow?” She explained that she was on the river sailing with Jerome, and he couldn’t get the motor

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Question for the keeper: fireflies

Why do fireflies flash? At dusk, the trail to the lighthouse turns into a corridor of flashing light as fireflies emerge for their nightly mating ritual. The fireflies are so numerous that they illuminate the footpath on a moonless night. The flashing light is the firefly’s way

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Gas-saving tip: commuting by kayak

Danielle stopped by the lighthouse this morning on her way across the river in a kayak. Last night, she paddled from Tivoli to Saugerties to see our mutual friend Jill Stevenson perform music at a local establishment. The show ended late, so Danielle stayed over with a

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Trail conditions: normal

Consult tide table to avoid tidal flooding. Tidal portions of trail may be wet or damp after high tide. Sharp water chestnuts pose a hazard to bare feet.

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Saugerties Lighthouse
Phone: (845) 247-0656


Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy
PO Box 654
Saugerties, NY 12477