Lecture: "Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson River"

03/23/2019 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM ET


"Lost Lighthouses of the Hudson River"

Saturday, March 23, 2019 | 2:00 PM | Riverport Wooden Boat School Classroom

$5/person | HRMM members FREE


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.

Speaker Bio:

Sarah Wassberg Johnson is the Director of Education at the Hudson River Maritime Museum. She has an MA in Public History from the University of Albany and is the editor and co-author of Hudson River Lighthouses, due to be released in June, 2019.