Storm Repairs: start of work
The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy is pleased to announce that work is getting underway to repair the supporting structures of the historic Lighthouse, including the bulkhead and seawall, which were weakened by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee and damaged by Superstorm Sandy’s high water.
The project is funded by the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery using the federal Community Development Block Grant program. The State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation provided additional funding through the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Assistance Grant for Historic Properties from the National Park Service. The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, in partnership with the Village of Saugerties, is honored to receive this much needed assistance.
We are excited to repair this cherished historic landmark, an effort that coincides with the building’s 150th year in 2019. The Saugerties Lighthouse survives through the passion and dedication of a community of supporters, and a firm footing is vital to ensure that this part of New York’s maritime heritage can be shared with generations to come.