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Lighthouses of New York
Greater New York Harbor, Hudson River and Long Island
by Jim Crowley. At last - all the lighthouses, light towers and light ships of the Hudson River, New York/New Jersey Harbor and Long Island, including Long Island Sound, are collected in one book. Author Jim Crowley, a professional photographer and avid lighhouse fan, photographed the lighthouses and collected their history and interesting facts in this comprehensive tour of New York's sentinels. Each of the existing 45 lights is represented in a full-page photo which faces a page of descriptive text, and additional archive photos were used to illustrate their changes over the years. Complete access and contact information is provided for those who are more than "armchair travelers" and wish to view and/or visit these historic landmarks. Rounding out the book is a section of illustrated lighthouse history and lore, covering the origins and early life saving techniques used by the forerunner of the United States Coast Guard. The famous, the hidden and the long-forgotten . . . all gathered in this beautiful oversized maritime history of New York State lighthouses.
8.5x11 4 color cover 128 pages 60 b&w illus Paper $15.95
____American Lighthouses, A Comprehensive Guide
Roberts & Jones. The only comprehensive full-color guide to many of America's lighthouses. More than 450 are described and most are pictures in this handy guide. 5.25x8.8 index 264 pages profusely illustrated Paper $21.95
_____AMERICA'S LIGHTHOUSES An Illustrated History
Francis Ross Holland. Many illustrations and references to New York's varied lighthouses. 8-1/2"x11" 244 pages Paper $12.95
_____Eastern Great Lakes Lighthouses - Ontario, Erie and Huron
Roberts & Jones. Combines the fascinating history and lore of lighthouses with stunning color and black & white photographs of the most significant lighthouses on both the American and Canadian sides of these 3 Great Lakes. 8.5x11 88 pages index and bibliography Paper $19.95
_____GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSES
by Wes Oleszewski. A comprehensive directory/guide to the lighthouses of the Great Lakes. 5.5 x 81/2 - 204 pages - Photos - Maps - Index - Paper - $16.95
_____GREAT LAKES LIGHTHOUSE TALES
Frederick Stonehouse. An exciting description of the deadly storms, killing fogs, and numbing loneliness that those who "kept the lights'' endured. Paper $14.95
_____Lighthouses & Legends of the Hudson
by Ruth Glunt. This fascinating memoir of Hudson River life is written by the wife of the Saugerties lighthouse keeper. This detailed acount of the nine lighthouses and their resident families records Hudson River History before the advance of the electronic age changed the lives of river people from Albany to New York City. The legends are true-to-life anecdotes preserved in the author's nostalgic story-teller's style and illustrated by her stunning photographs. with an index, 80 b&w photos - 154pp H $20.00
_____A Light on the Hudson -- VIDEO
A 20 minute video and still photo documentary of the history of the Saugerties Lighthouse. This is a visually stunning account of the early history, deterioration and rebuilding of the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River. A testament to the Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy and the many individuals and organizations who made the restoration of the Saugerties Lighthouse possible. VHS While supplies last $20.00
_____Lost Lighthouses - Stories and Images of Americas Vanished Lighthouses
Tim Harrison and Ray Jones. Memories - and a few old photographs - are all that remain of Americas most historic lighthouses. During the last 3 centuries over 1600 lighthouses were built to light our nations shore. More than half are gone forever, but are memorialized on these pages and in our memories. By the publisher of Lighthouse Digest magazine, this overall history includes the missing New York lights! 8.5x11 170 pages with 100s of black and white photos, indexed Paper $17.95
_____Mid-Atlantic Lighthouses Hudson River to Chesapeake Bay
Roberts & Jones. Here these two intrepid lighthouse fans use the Mid-Atlantic lighthouses to explore the early history of our nation as they provide a regional tour. 8.5x11 86 pages index and bibliography Paper $19.95
The Saugerties Lighthouse is one of the oldest on the Hudson River. There is a low-tide nature trail through the 17 acre Ruth Glunt Nature Preserve out to the light from a parking area next to the Coast Guard Station on Lighthouse Drive.(top)
There is also a municipal park and dock on Esopus Creek with weekend afternoon ferry trips to the lighthouse. (bottom)
The center photo is over the rooftops from Barclay Heights looking east down the Esopus Creek toward the Hudson.
The Rondout Lighthouse is accessible via boat tours from the Hudson River Maritime Museum. Call 845-338-0071 for information
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