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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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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Post-Sandy Update

River crested overnight with 6 inches of water covering the first floor of the Lighthouse. Mopping up has begun but will take several days. The B&B will be closed this weekend. If you have a reservation, we will contact you regarding cancellation or postponement. Trail is still

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Annual Members Meeting on October 21st

Annual Meeting of the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy Sunday, October 21st 1:00 to 3:00PM at the Kiersted House on Main Street in Saugerties Get involved! The business of the Annual Meeting shall include: a report by the President of the Board of Directors, an annual financial statement, election

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