Hudson-Athens Lighthouse (NY) gets $500K restoration grant
The Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society received a $500,000 grant from the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation to help restore the aging landmark on the Hudson River.
The grant will go toward refurbishing the roof and gutters of the 147-year-old Hudson-Athens Lighthouse as a way to stop ongoing water intrusion and erosion. The money will help complete the first of a four-phase restoration project estimated to cost between $3 million and $4 million.
Podcast interview about Hudson-Athens Lighthouse:
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Seal from Maine calls Saugerties Lighthouse on the Hudson River (NY) home
According to the New York Department of Environmental Conservation, a harbor seal from Maine seems to have made the waters around Saugerties Lighthouse its home.“It is a story like none we have ever heard of … a marine mammal showing such extended affinity and fidelity to fresh water,” Tom Lake, of the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Almanac, said Monday.
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What should happen to 150-year-old lens from Piedras Blancas Lighthouse (CA) now on display in Cambria?
What will happen to the circa-1874 Piedras Blancas Lighthouse lens on display in Cambria as its lease runs out and the structure protecting it deteriorates? Those are key questions that will require several decisions from at least four agencies, a friends’ group and community members, according to representatives of the Bureau of Land Management, the Piedras Blancas Light Station Association (PBLSA), the U.S. Coast Guard and other concerned individuals.
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Family Adventure Day at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum Celebrates Life On the Loxahatchee River
The community is invited to experience a fun-filled “Family Adventure Day” on January 15, with maritime heritage-inspired adventures planned to kick-off the 50th Anniversary celebration year of the Loxahatchee River Historical Society. The waterside event with timed-tickets takes place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum.
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Bicentenary of Northern Ireland’s Haulbowline Lighthouse Approaches
Haulbowline Lighthouse, that feat of granite engineering, stands on a wave-washed rock in the mouth of Carlingford Lough — Northern Ireland on one side, the Republic of Ireland on the other. Not that the nesting Cormorants on the window ledges know or care. George Haplin designed and built Haulbowline in 1824, which makes it nearly 200 years old.
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