Message in a bottle

I found a glass bottle along the beach left behind by the tide. The mouth of the bottle was stopped up with a cork. Inside was a handwritten note on stationary. The note was a message of love from Maria to David. There was also phone number.

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Butternut Tree

On the island adjacent to the lighthouse grows a small butternut tree. A type of walnut tree, it produces an oblong-shaped nut in the fall. This tree is a protected species. Butternut trees (Juglans cinerea) are becoming rare due to a fungus blight. These trees are listed

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Wanted: Volunteer Tour Guides

Spend a summer afternoon at the lighthouse! The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is seeking volunteers who are willing to contribute a few afternoons this summer to guide tours through the inside of the lighthouse.  Tours are offered Saturday & Sunday afternoon, 12 noon to 3 PM, throughout the

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Rain, thankfully

The lighthouse still relies on a rainwater cistern for water supply. The rain rolls off the slate roof, runs along the wide gutters, pours through the downspouts, and collects in the cistern. The cistern can hold over 5,000 gallons of water and has never run out, as

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