Saugerties Lighthouse

Saugerties Lighthouse A landmark beacon on the Hudson River, the Saugerties Lighthouse is a venerable red-brick lighthouse built in 1869 at the mouth of the Esopus Creek. For inquiries, please call or email. Shop to support: etsy.me/2ic8xTz
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Steamer "Saugerties", 1882 - 1906
10/02/2019
Steamer "Saugerties", 1882 - 1906

Steamer "Saugerties", 1882 - 1906

Editor's Note: The following text is a verbatim transcription of an article writte n by George W. Murdock, for the Kingston (NY) Daily Freeman newspaper in the 1930s. Murdock, a veteran...

Summer of `69 on your mind? We get it. 1869 was a big year! The country was seeing real changes!! Come see a family-frie...
08/17/2019

Summer of `69 on your mind? We get it. 1869 was a big year! The country was seeing real changes!! Come see a family-friendly mask and puppet show about the 150th anniversary of the Saugerties Lighthouse. We’re betting you’ll leave as inspired as we did from last night’s show!! Sat. 8pm at the rain venue of 25 Cedar Street in Saugerties, NY. #saugertieslighthouse #summerof69 #realchanges #women #lighthouse #keepers #saugerties #heritage #history #thingstodowithkids #keepthelighton #woodstock50 #woodstock #greatmusicheretoo #supportthearts #preservethisplace #morecowbell

You guys!! If you missed tonight’s performance, there are 2 more chances to take this inspiring, funny, clever, and thri...
08/17/2019

You guys!! If you missed tonight’s performance, there are 2 more chances to take this inspiring, funny, clever, and thrilling trip through history. Arm of the Sea Theater will present “Keep That Light Trimmed and Burnin’” again on Sat. and Sun. nights at 8pm (25 Cedar Street in the Village of Saugerties). Celebrate 150 years of our beloved Lighthouses and the stories that still shine so brightly. #saugertieslighthouse #hudsonvalley #saugerties #lighthousewomen #keepthelighton #saugertieskids #thingstodointhehudsonvalley #hudsonriverhistory #paththroughhistory #pthny #1869to2019 #150years #stillshining #armoftheseatheater #kingston #woodstock #ulstercounty @ Saugerties Lighthouse

FRIDAY 8/16—Due to weather⛈, Friday evening’s performance celebrating 150 years of the Lighthouse will take place St. Ma...
08/16/2019

FRIDAY 8/16—Due to weather⛈, Friday evening’s performance celebrating 150 years of the Lighthouse will take place St. Mary's Church Hall at 25 Cedar Street, Saugerties NY. Showtime is 8pm! See you there!
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A gorgeous day to be on the water! THIS WEEKEND celebrate 150 years of the #saugertieslighthouse with performances by @a...
08/16/2019

A gorgeous day to be on the water! THIS WEEKEND celebrate 150 years of the #saugertieslighthouse with performances by @armoftheseatheater (Fri, Sat, and Sun; 8pm; Tina Chorvis waterfront park on the Esopus Creek). Learn, play, and lap up the last hoorahs of summer in the Hudson Valley. See you there!!

This weekend! Celebrate 150 years of the Saugerties Lighthouse with Arm of the Sea Theater’s outdoor puppet and mask per...
08/13/2019

This weekend! Celebrate 150 years of the Saugerties Lighthouse with Arm of the Sea Theater’s outdoor puppet and mask performance of Keep That Light Trimmed and Burnin’

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Fri., Sat., and Sun.; 8pm; Tina Chorvis Park in the Village of Saugerties. $12 for adults; $6 for kids under 12. Arrive by boat or car; bring lawn seating or a blanket

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Heroines of the Hudson: The untold story of 19th-century women lighthouse keepers
03/09/2019
Heroines of the Hudson: The untold story of 19th-century women lighthouse keepers

Heroines of the Hudson: The untold story of 19th-century women lighthouse keepers

Saugerties had its own 19th-century heroines: Kate Crowley and her sister, Ellen.“Those gals are bricks,” said a river pilot who saw them rescue a pair of sailors from a sloop capsized in a sudden squall. “And make no mistake. You couldn’t have got any river boatmen to do what those girls di...

The winter soundscape
01/31/2019
The winter soundscape

The winter soundscape

The ice, the wind, the snow — these are not only essential elements of our wintertime scenery but also the source and structure of the frozen soundscape. Sometimes it is worth it to peel back the parka hood or lift a fold of a wool cap to expose an ear to the cold and soak up the sounds or simply ...

This is what ‘cyber Monday’ looks like at the Lighthouse…misty shorelines, sparkling water, and little glimpses of golde...
11/26/2018

This is what ‘cyber Monday’ looks like at the Lighthouse…misty shorelines, sparkling water, and little glimpses of golden sunlight. Free all day, while supplies last.
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Help preserve this lovely place by using our Amazon Smile link as you take care of your shopping this season. Thank you, from the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy!
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The last lighthouse keeper of Capri
10/12/2018
The last lighthouse keeper of Capri

The last lighthouse keeper of Capri

Punta Carena has been manned by a continuous line of 88 lighthouse keepers over the last 151 years. But now the final guardian of the light is preparing to leave his post.

A visit to the Lighthouse is an invitation to explore, relax, and unplug. Overnight guests can peruse one of the many bo...
10/04/2018

A visit to the Lighthouse is an invitation to explore, relax, and unplug. Overnight guests can peruse one of the many books on lighthouses and Hudson River history; choose a board game to play together; put a record on the parlor phonograph; or sip a mug of tea on the deck. There’s a cozy nook waiting for you, too!
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For safety, areas around the Lighthouse will be closed weekdays during pile driving for the next few weeks. Sorry for th...
08/23/2018

For safety, areas around the Lighthouse will be closed weekdays during pile driving for the next few weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience.

NYS  Department of Environmental Conservation
07/12/2018

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

We need your help tracking the Chinese mitten crab! This aquatic invasive has been detected in the Hudson River where it competes with our native blue crab. Knowing how big populations are and how far they’ve spread will aid in identifying introduction pathways and potential management options. If you catch one, do NOT put it back in the water. Please take pictures, record the location’s GPS coordinates and freeze the crab. Send a report of your finding to [email protected] and DEC will be in touch to collect the specimen. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/JVXVB6 #NYISAW #NYInvasiveAwareness

The Keeper’s Log: The Widow Lighthouse Keeper
03/25/2018
The Keeper’s Log: The Widow Lighthouse Keeper

The Keeper’s Log: The Widow Lighthouse Keeper

National Women’s History Month is an opportunity to recognize those previously overlooked. A fitting example is the story of the first female lighthouse keeper at the Saugerties station.

February 1st, 1948: Coast Guard ice cutter Eastwind cutting ice in the Hudson River passing Saugerties Light Station.
02/02/2018

February 1st, 1948: Coast Guard ice cutter Eastwind cutting ice in the Hudson River passing Saugerties Light Station.

01/27/2018

Last ice of the day. Fingers are frigid but smiles are warm.

Much of the ice was cleared yesterday by the USCG. Already a thin veil has returned and frost decorates the windows of t...
01/25/2018

Much of the ice was cleared yesterday by the USCG. Already a thin veil has returned and frost decorates the windows of the lantern room. Hello again, winter... here’s to fresh starts! @ Saugerties Lighthouse

The ceramic vent ball atop the tower was re-cast as part of the restoration. It’s specially designed to nurture airflow ...
01/22/2018

The ceramic vent ball atop the tower was re-cast as part of the restoration. It’s specially designed to nurture airflow while protecting the beacon from wind and weather. It’s all in the details!

It’s very quiet here in the early mornings of winter. Crackling ice and a train whistle on the east shore are the only s...
01/20/2018

It’s very quiet here in the early mornings of winter. Crackling ice and a train whistle on the east shore are the only sounds to weave through the silence covering the river.

Winter’s fog, frozen on the reeds lining the Lighthouse trail.
01/19/2018

Winter’s fog, frozen on the reeds lining the Lighthouse trail.

Frosty morning chores in the tower offer some pretty decent views.
01/19/2018

Frosty morning chores in the tower offer some pretty decent views.

Amidst this up-and-down weather, we squeezed in a bit of hard-water sailing. Thanks to SLC board member Dock Shuter for ...
01/14/2018

Amidst this up-and-down weather, we squeezed in a bit of hard-water sailing. Thanks to SLC board member Dock Shuter for setting up little Arrow!

Our neighbors for the night: tugs Shelby, Elizabeth, and Sarah Dann with crane barge
01/08/2018

Our neighbors for the night: tugs Shelby, Elizabeth, and Sarah Dann with crane barge

Tomorrow (Sat.) is the LAST day of the year to order by phone or via our online store. No pressure or anything. ;-) ...#...
12/15/2017

Tomorrow (Sat.) is the LAST day of the year to order by phone or via our online store. No pressure or anything. ;-)
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12/15/2017

Greetings from the tower, where frost has covered the slate roof and the snow covered Catskills brighten the horizon. Time to take on the day!

12/15/2017

Greetings from the tower, where frost has covered the slate roof and the snow covered Catskills brighten the horizon. Time to take on the day!
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‘Hudson River Lighthouses’ blankets arrive today and we’ll be swiftly packing them up to fulfill orders. They’re going f...
12/13/2017

‘Hudson River Lighthouses’ blankets arrive today and we’ll be swiftly packing them up to fulfill orders. They’re going fast! The last day to order for pre-Christmas shopping is this Saturday. Swipe to see full view. Shop link in bio. Thanks for your support!!
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Time to get cozy!! We’re very excited to share that our exclusive “Hudson River Lighthouse” throw blanket is now availab...
12/09/2017

Time to get cozy!! We’re very excited to share that our exclusive “Hudson River Lighthouse” throw blanket is now available to order. All proceeds benefit the preservation of one of these mighty beacons, which still guides passing ships and harbors SO much history. Reserve yours today!
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12/09/2017

Time to get cozy!! We’re very excited to share that our exclusive “Hudson River Lighthouse” throw blanket is now available to order. All proceeds benefit the preservation of one of these mighty beacons, which still guides passing ships and harbors SO much history. Reserve yours today!
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It’s snowing!! We always love seeing the graphic patterns of fresh snow on the shoreline. ....#saugertieslighthouse #fog...
12/09/2017

It’s snowing!! We always love seeing the graphic patterns of fresh snow on the shoreline.
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Last night, our youngest Keeper-in-training looked out the parlor window and said, “Hey! That channel marker isn’t worki...
12/06/2017

Last night, our youngest Keeper-in-training looked out the parlor window and said, “Hey! That channel marker isn’t working so well,” bringing to our attention that the green light on the #93 channel marker was not flashing. A call to the Coast Guard station brought out the Aids-to-Navigation Team to replace the light this afternoon. Great job, little guy!!
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Closeup of our signature cotton hats. A special thanks to those who ordered one this weekend (shipping today!!). All pro...
12/04/2017

Closeup of our signature cotton hats. A special thanks to those who ordered one this weekend (shipping today!!). All proceeds support the ongoing preservation efforts of the not-for-profit Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy.
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HATS! The perfect please-everyone, mid-rise hat—flattering to every gender and generation. We tend to sell out of these ...
12/03/2017

HATS! The perfect please-everyone, mid-rise hat—flattering to every gender and generation. We tend to sell out of these quickly, so let us know early if you’d like one for the holidays, please. Link in bio!
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A special thanks to @verameat for being such a wonderful supporter of the #saugertieslighthouse for years! (we’re mutual fans) ✨
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Occasionally these early sunsets dip below a stormy sky for just a moment to cast a dramatic spotlight on the shore. Nic...
12/03/2017

Occasionally these early sunsets dip below a stormy sky for just a moment to cast a dramatic spotlight on the shore. Nice job, Nature. Very well done!
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Keeper Tip: coffee tastes best in a handsome mug. Like everything else here, we make it the old-fashioned way in a perco...
12/02/2017

Keeper Tip: coffee tastes best in a handsome mug. Like everything else here, we make it the old-fashioned way in a percolator on our vintage range. We like to claim the tastiest coffee the middle of the Hudson has to offer (not much competition out here, but still...). Want a handsome mug for yourself? We’ll ship it to you. See our online gift shop for options.
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Saugerties Lighthouse
12/01/2017

Saugerties Lighthouse

Thanksgiving sunset from the tower, reposted from @rebeccanorlander  A big thank you to all those who've supported the S...
12/01/2017

Thanksgiving sunset from the tower, reposted from @rebeccanorlander A big thank you to all those who've supported the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy and our ongoing preservation efforts this year. Let's keep this light shining!
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On the horizon? A custom woven tapestry of all still-standing lighthouses on the Hudson River. Exclusively sold by the S...
12/01/2017

On the horizon? A custom woven tapestry of all still-standing lighthouses on the Hudson River. Exclusively sold by the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy, all proceeds benefit the ongoing preservation of this iconic beacon. Available for pre-order in December!
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From the tower: tug Stephanie Dann with a piece of the old Tappan Zee bridge
11/22/2017

From the tower: tug Stephanie Dann with a piece of the old Tappan Zee bridge

Saugerties Times
08/08/2017

Saugerties Times

An 8-million-pound, 130-foot-tall generator passing by the Lighthouse on its way to a New Jersey power plant. (Photos by Will Dendis)

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168 Lighthouse Dr
Saugerties, NY
12477

Unless traveling by boat, the lighthouse is reached by walking a half-mile trail. A parking lot is located at the start of the trail. Nearest public transit stations: Amtrak train to Rhinecliff, NY; Trailways bus to Kingston or Saugerties. Both require a taxi ride to the lighthouse.

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