October 31, 2022 in Keepers Log

Fifty years ago, the lighthouse went dark on Halloween night

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On Halloween night of 1972, the light in the tower of the Saugerties Lighthouse was extinguished and replaced with a beacon atop a steel post. After a century as a sentinel, the building languished as a zombie property for years until the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy brought it back from the dead. It was relit in August 1990.

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