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Dragonflies emerging

On these hot summer days, I get a strong impulse to turn into an aquatic mammal and spend the bulk of my waking hours in the water. While indulging this urge with a refreshing swim in the Hudson River, I noticed a creature with an instinctual compulsion

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For Sunday: Life Underwater

On Sunday afternoon, August 26th, the Lighthouse will feature a presentation by JOHN MYLOD, fishing historian and Hudson River advocate. Learn about river ecology, our underwater neighbors, and how you can help keep the Hudson River healthy throughout the year. Starts at 1PM; donations appreciated. Earlier in

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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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Putting Irene into perspective

This photo shows the height of the flooding on Sunday afternoon due to tidal surge and storm-water runoff. The water was a foot over the stone base of the lighthouse and covered the front step. Waves lapped against the front door. The basement flooded to within 7

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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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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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Rising waters

When the lighthouse was originally built, it was an island at the edge of the navigation channel and isolated from the mainland. In 1888, bulkheads were constructed along the creek, which established a low-tide connection between the lighthouse and the shoreline. Subsequently, dredging spoils were deposited behind

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