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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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Trail conditions: improvements in progress

Last week, storm tides delivered a lot of driftwood and detritus onto the trail. This week, we are spiffing up the trail by raking and picking up the debris. Some trail improvements will be forthcoming as the weather warms up and we can work more outside. With

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Open Water

A week ago Sunday, ice floes still drifted in the river, but a few dedicated kayakers ventured out and paddled down from Malden. On Monday, full moon tides lifted the remaining piles of ice from the shoreline and carried them away with the ebb. By Wednesday morning,

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Thawing conditions but ice or snow still possible

Most of the snow and ice have retreated from the Lighthouse Trail. Due to thaw and tide, some spots are wet or muddy. However, overnight temperatures may still cause freezing, icy conditions. Wear appropriate footwear and proceed with caution.

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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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