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Hudson City postcard face - click to enlarge

Hudson City postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart

Hudson City

State: NY
Year established: 1874
Latitude: 42 deg 15 min 7 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 48 min 32 sec W
Height above sea level: 46 feet

Original construction:
current 30-foot dressed stone/brick square red tower in west front of dwelling on stone pier

active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
flashing green every 2.5 seconds visible for 4 nautical miles

The light is called "Hudson City" in the USCG Light List and on the NOAA chart, "Hudson River" on the post card, and "Hudson-Athens" in the NPS Historic Light Station Inventory and the USCG Historic Light Station List.

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 347-349
U.S. Coast Guard, DHS, LIGHT LIST Volume I, ATLANTIC COAST. St. Croix River, Maine to Shrewsbury River, New Jersey, (Washington, DC:U.S. Government Printing Office, 2004), p. 346