Lost lighthouses of the Hudson

The lighthouse at Rockland Lake

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.

Join Hudson River Maritime Museum Director of Education Sarah Wassberg Johnson on Saturday, March 23 at 2 p.m. in the museum’s Wooden Boat School for “Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson River.”


Using primary sources like maps, newspaper articles, and historic photos, 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.

This lecture highlights many of the lighthouses featured in the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s upcoming book, Hudson River Lighthouses, to be published June 17 through Arcadia Publishing. All proceeds will benefit the Hudson River Maritime Museum.

To register for this lecture, please visit www.hrmm.org/lecture-series. Tickets are free for HRMM members, $5 for non-members. For more information, contact Education Director Sarah Wassberg Johnson at swassberg@hrmm.org. The museum is located at 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston.