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Name: Saugerties Light  

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Nearest Town or City:
Saugerties, New York, United States

Location: Mouth of Esopus Creek, Hudson River.

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Photo: Jim Crowley
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Managing Organization:
Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy

Telephone: 845-247-0656


The Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy was formed in 1985 and restored and relighted the lighthouse. More than 10,000 new bricks were used in the restoration.

Tower Height: 46

Height of Focal Plane: 42

Characteristic and Range: Oc W 4s; range 5 miles.

Description of Tower: Square brick tower attached to two-story dwelling.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1836

Date Present Tower Built: 1869

Date Deactivated: 1954-1990

Current Use: Bed and breakfast inn, active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Yes.

On weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Columbus Day guided tours of the lighthouse are available between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. The tours include the opportunity to climb the tower.

Detailed directions are available on the Saugerties Lighthouse website at The trail (about a half-mile) to the lighthouse may be wet at times of high tide. There is a dock so those who arrive by boat can tie up and visit.

Nearby Lodging: Call (845) 247-0656 for overnight reservations at the lighthouse.


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