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Saugerties postcard face - click to enlarge

Saugerties postcard obverse - click to enlarge

Locate on NOAA nautical chart


State: NY
Year established: 1838
Latitude: 42 deg 4 min 19 sec N
Longitude: 73 deg 55 min 47 sec W
Height above sea level: 42 feet

1869: current 46-foot brick tower atop dwelling on stone pier

decommissioned in 1954 and replaced by an automated light atop a pipe structure; acquired by Saugerties Lighthouse Conservancy and restored in 1990 as an active aid to navigation

Light characteristic:
Occulting white every 4 seconds (2 seconds white, 2 seconds dark) visible for 5 nautical miles)

The lighthouse is operated as a bed-and-breakfast inn.

More information:
Bachand, Robert G.,Northeast Lights - Lighthouses and Lightships - Rhode Island to Cape May, NJ, (Norwalk, CT: Sea Sports Publications, 1989), pp. 345-346
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. 344