“Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson” lecture at Maritime Museum

The Rockland Lake lighthouse on the Hudson circa 1915 (National Archives & Records Administration)

The Hudson River Maritime Museum presents “Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson,” a lecture by Sarah Wassberg Johnson, on Saturday, March 23. Just eight Hudson River lighthouses now remain, but dozens once dotted the shores of the Hudson between Troy and New York City, at places like Stuyvesant, Coxsackie, Rockland Lake, Danskammer Point, Esopus Island and Crossover Dike. Using primary sources such as maps, newspaper articles and historic photos, Wassberg Johnson will share her research and that of many Hudson River Maritime Museum volunteers. Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the director of education at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. She has an MA in Public History from SUNY-Albany and is the editor and co-author of Hudson River Lighthouses, due to be released in June.

Admission costs $5. Museum members are admitted free.

“Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson,” Saturday, Mar. 23, 2 p.m., Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, (845) 338-0071, www.hrmm.org

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