History Cruise: Lighthouses
THERE WILL BE LIMITED TICKET SALES AVAILABLE AT THE HUDSON RIVER CRUISE LINE DOCKS BETWEEN 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM.
Come join us on the Rip Van Winkle for a two-hour cruise focused on the history of Hudson River lighthouses. Aboard the boat, passengers will enjoy illustrated lectures on the history of Hudson River lighthouses with emphasis on the preservation of Hudson River Lighthouses as well as the "lost" lighthouses of the Hudson. Talks will be 35-40 minutes each with time for questions and answers.
Tickets include hors d'oeuvres. Cash bar. Boat leaves promptly at 6 pm. Please arrive 15-20 minutes early for boarding. All proceeds support the Hudson River Maritime Museum.
Date: Thursdsay, June 6, 2019
6:00PM to 8:00PM
General Registration: $49
HRMM Members: $39
Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson River: Sarah Wassberg Johnson- Education Director at Hudson River Maritime Museum
Stuyvesant, Coxsackie, Rockland Lake, Danskammer Point, Esopus Island, Crossover Dike - these are just a few of the “lost” lighthouses and lights of the Hudson River. Just eight Hudson River lighthouses now remain, but dozens once dotted the shores of the Hudson between Troy and New York City. Using primary sources like maps, newspaper articles, and historic photos, Sarah Wassberg Johnson will share her research and that of many Hudson River Maritime Museum volunteers on these often unknown lights, their keepers, and what ultimately happened to the structures themselves.
Saving the Seven Hudson River Lighthouses: Elise Barry
As an Architecture and Design graduate student at Pratt Institute, Elise Barry wrote her thesis on the adaptive reuse of Hudson River Lighthouses. Less than a year later, New York State's Office of Historic Preservation asked Elise to put together the necessary information to obtain historic site status for the seven remaining lighthouses on the Hudson River. Since 1979, when the lighthouses received historic site status, the seven remaining lighthouses have enjoyed a second life as tourist destinations, bed & breakfasts, and more. Elise will share her experiences from being a consultant on the lighthouse reuse project, how they were saved from deterioration, and their lasting legacy on the Hudson River.
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Location: Hudson River Cruises docks
1 E Strand St.
Kingston, NY 12401
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