Ice, ice, everywhere

An aerial view taken from the Coast Guard ice reconnaissance plane shows the Lighthouse surrounded by ice. The coves are locked in with solid ice sheets, and a narrow channel cut by the Coast Guard ice-breakers bends past the Lighthouse. We haven’t seen this much ice on

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Birding/Eagle Walk on Saturday, March 1st at 10AM

Join us for a family Birding/Eagle Walk on the trail leading to the Saugerties Lighthouse. Organized by the Woodstock Land Conservancy, the guided walk will be led by Steve Chorvas of the Esopus Creek Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society. The Saugerties Lighthouse is located

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New merchandise

Show off your pride for your favorite Lighthouse with a new tote bag or t-shirt or sweatshirt! These screen-print items are now available in our Gift Shop, and the purchase supports the Lighthouse upkeep. To place an order, call the Lighthouse at 845-247-0656.

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Local music line-up for Between the Tides festival

Local music line-up for Between the Tides festival

Each year, the Between the Tides Festival features a variety of talented musicians from this part of the Hudson Valley, and this year is no exception. The musical menu includes Folk, Rock, Klezmer, & Latin Jazz.* The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is pleased to announce the following local

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Snapping turtle nest

On the evening of the summer solstice, we encountered a snapping turtle along the trail. We gave the turtle a wide berth as we passed and continued on our way, assuming the turtle would continue on her way too. Later, we received a phone call from our

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Sunken barge update: a big bite

After days of a metallic banging and clanging, the demolition crane was relatively silent yesterday. The crane barge Newark Bay took a time out from barge busting to do some scrap hauling. It was joined by another larger crane barge the Columbia, which lifted the stern portion

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Sunken barge update: bits and pieces

After the remaining contents of the sunken barge were emptied onto another barge using a clamshell crane, the recovery of the sunken barge entered a new phase last week. Apparently, the attempt to patch it was unsuccessful or more gaping holes were discovered below the waterline. Our

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Shoreline clean-up yields boatloads of trash

The Lighthouse peninsula is a lot cleaner after our Saturday morning river sweep. Eighteen volunteers spent over two hours along the jetty picking up debris washed ashore by recent floods. Plastic, styrofoam and other flotsam filled fifty garbage bags. Our supply barge served as a floating trash

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Reminder: river sweep on Saturday

Join us for a shoreline clean up this Saturday morning, May 11th. Get some fresh air, enjoy the river, and make the area look spiffy! Meet at the Lighthouse at 9AM ready to pick up trash. Hope to see you there!

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