Open on a limited basis

Welcome! The trail is open to from sunrise to sunset. The riverside deck is open Monday-Wednesday. The lighthouse B&B is open for existing reservations only; no new bookings at this time. Please follow state and local health advisories by wearing a mask or maintaining physical distance from

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Water Keeps Time

Water Keeps Time, a documentary about the Esopus Creek directed by Katie Cokinos and Guy Reed, with Alex Rappoport, videographer and editor. The history and community of Saugerties, New York, interpreted through its relationship to the Esopus Creek and Hudson River. (2020, 32min)

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Spreading the Light

The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy would like to extend our gratitude to Arm of the Sea Theater for the creation of this year’s Esopus Creek Puppet Suite. In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Lighthouse, writer/director Patrick Wadden and artistic director Marlena Marallo crafted “Keep That Light

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Keep That Lamp Trimmed ‘n Burning

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater will present its annual outdoor performance spectacle, The Esopus Creek Puppet Suite, in Saugerties on August 16th, 17th and 18th. This outdoor performance event features larger-than-life puppet characters, shadow projections, masked dancers and various low-tech devices of theatrical enchantment in a series of true tall tales

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The Widow Lighthouse Keeper

Little was known about her until recently. The official lighthouse keeper register omits her first name, listing her simply as “Mrs. Schoonmaker.” Read more at Saugerties Times.

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Lighthouse Christmas Song

Retired river-pilot Frank Wall was inspired by the sight of the Saugerties Lighthouse on a wintery night and wrote this song. He kindly shared this with us in time for the holidays. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

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All About Knots

Lighthouse keeping inevitably involves seamanship skills, knot-tying among them. Knot-tying is an indispensable skill not only for sailors and lighthouse keepers but also for numerous other occupations. There’s a satisfaction in tying the specific knot best suited for a particular task. Even so, most people can get

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