December 12, 2006

The Saugerties Lighthouse

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One of the things we did while upstate (besides relax) was visit the Saugerties Lighthouse. The lighthouse sits at the mouth of Esopus Creek on the Hudson River. You might be wondering why there would be a lighthouse on a river - I was a tad confused myself. Well, it so happens that the land that the lighthouse sits on juts out into the Hudson from the western bank of the river. If they didn't build the lighthouse back in 1869, I'm sure there would have been many a shipwreck on that little peninsula. In more recent times, the lighthouse did go 36 years without a light in it. To get to the Saugerties Lighthouse, you have to walk about a half mile though marshland from the access road. It's not something that I would recommend doing when it's cold and windy out. Once we got there, we found out that the lighthouse is closed in the winter.

Posted by tien mao in Photos, Travel at 7:49 AM



Love that lighthouse. Did you see the abandoned castle on the island on the way up too? (can see it from the train about an hour north).

Posted by: yp at December 12, 2006 10:20 AM

no, we drove up. i guess we could have seen it anyway, but we didn't.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at December 12, 2006 7:00 PM

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