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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The View from the Long Bridge

The walk to the lighthouse offers glimpses of creatures at home in the freshwater tidal marsh. During this time of year the marsh is in transition with bursts of spring activity. Get the whole story at Saugerties Times.

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Ominous Ice

Until the river freezes in earnest and the ice holds fast to the shore, it is apt to plow into things while floes continue to drift with the tidal currents. Likewise, during the break up in the spring, the moving ice can leave destruction in its wake.

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Blame it on the tides

The Saugerties Lighthouse keepers, like sailors and fishermen, live by the tides. The ups and downs of the tide are a daily reminder that we live on an estuary — an “arm of the sea.” Get the whole story at Saugerties Times.

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Yuck Finn: repair or replace?

Last month, we confronted a dilemma. The wooden utility barge used for ferrying supplies to the Lighthouse was in critical condition. Do we repair it, or buy another boat to replace it? Get the whole story at Saugerties Times.

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Lighthouse Unplugged

The lighthouse occupants renewed their appreciation for print media last month after the dredging operation knocked out the underwater telephone line, cutting off phone and Internet for several weeks. Read more at Saugerties Times.

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Saugerties Harbor: Past and Present

Serving as a small harbor, the mouth of the Esopus Creek forms a natural navigation channel sheltered by a sedimentary delta. These natural features of the waterfront shaped the development of Saugerties, which in turn, reshaped the shoreline. Learn more at Saugerties Times.

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Harmonious architecture

The Saugerties Lighthouse is one of the few intact examples of a lighthouse design that was once common in the region, fashioned from the particulars of a locality. Read more at Saugerties Times.

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Music line-up for 2014 Between the Tides

The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is pleased to announce the following local players who will be performing at the Lighthouse on the afternoon of Sunday, August 17th (not necessarily in the order of appearance): Abby & Rosie Newton Kingston Sea Chantey Singers Josh Tyler RV Henniger Rich Hines

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Hudson River water temperature

In springtime, fisherman are concerned about water temperature in the Hudson River. When the the water temperature in the Tappan Zee reaches 50 degrees, migrating striped bass transition from brackish to freshwater and continue their journey upriver where eager fisherman await them with bait and lures. An

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