Wanted: Volunteer Tour Guides

Spend a summer afternoon at the lighthouse! The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is seeking volunteers who are willing to contribute a few afternoons this summer to guide tours through the inside of the lighthouse.  Tours are offered Saturday & Sunday afternoon, 12 noon to 3 PM, throughout the

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Rain, thankfully

The lighthouse still relies on a rainwater cistern for water supply. The rain rolls off the slate roof, runs along the wide gutters, pours through the downspouts, and collects in the cistern. The cistern can hold over 5,000 gallons of water and has never run out, as

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Shad?

In the morning, I often see a gentleman from town who owns a used books store. The lighthouse trail comprises his daily walk before opening the store. He usually keeps company with his own thoughts, but this morning, he paused on the dock to ask me a

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Cormorants

Cormorants are flying upriver on their return migration.  They fly together in small flocks of about a dozen in a V-formation traveling low, often just above the surface of the water

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