Trail reopen after storm damage repairs

The trail has reopened. Thank you for your understanding and patience while we cleaned up after storm damage. A storm tide combined with high winds and pounding waves in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 19th affected the trail and boardwalks. The trail was closed during

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Spring Update

The trail is open daily from sunrise to sunset. Be alert for tides and changing weather conditions. No large groups. Trailhead parking space is limited. The riverside deck is open to the public on weekday mornings and afternoons. The lighthouse Bed and Breakfast is accepting guests with

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Dutch Racks Revisited: the puzzle of the Hudson River reaches

Supposedly, the Hudson River was divided by the earliest Dutch navigators into fourteen reaches between New York and Albany. This factoid, though often repeated, remains questionable and unsubstantiated. Two colonial Dutch charts (the Hendrickson Figurative Map of 1616 and the Noort Rivier Chart of 1639) offer fresh

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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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Dock project update

As we put the finishing touches on the newly constructed dock, we are preparing to welcome visitors again soon! We appreciate everyone’s patience as this project has progressed in a challenging year. We’ve missed seeing your smiles, and have appreciated the encouraging messages. Work on the river

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Trail and Dock Project Update

Dock Project Update After several prolonged and unavoidable delays, we are looking forward to the dock replacement project getting underway this fall. The contractor ordered the timber pilings and is ready to mobilize once materials are on hand. With any luck, there will be no interruptions in

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Lighthouse Emergency Relief

The U.S. Lighthouse Society has created an Emergency Relief Fund to help lighthouses that have been forced to stay closed during the pandemic. We wanted to make sure that you knew about this important effort and would forward the request on to any lighthouse you feel might

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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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