Lighthouses of the Hudson River

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KINDERHOOK — The Columbia County Historical Society and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Present a Two-Part Lecture Series with enthusiast and Lighthouse Historian Bob Taylor. Lecture I: Lighthouses Along the Hudson” and Lecture II: “Lighthouse Tools & Machinery and the Other East Coast Lighthouses: Icon of Maine.” The first lecture Lighthouses Along the Hudson will be held at 4 p.m. Feb. 15 at Van Buren Hall, 8 Chatham St., Kinderhook. In Lecture I, “Lighthouses of the Hudson” Lighthouse Historian and Enthusiast, Bob Taylor will deliver an overview of current and former lighthouses along the Hudson River, including: Statue of Liberty, Little Red Lighthouse, Esopus Lighthouse, Saugerties Lighthouse, Hudson-Athens Lighthouse and others. Additionally, in Lecture II, “Lighthouse Tools & Machinery, and the Other East Coast Lighthouses: Icon of Maine” Taylor will discuss early Lighthouse Tools and Machinery, and contrast to 21st century digital lighting and navigational technology. He will also provide a photographic tour of existing lighthouses on the North East Coast, ending with the coast of Maine. Early-bird discount. Tickets will also be available at the door: $15 for CCHS and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society members; $20 for non-members. Post-lecture, join the group for a glass of wine or other beverage down the street at the CCHS Museum & Library, 5 Albany Ave., Kinderhook. For information, call 518-758-9265.

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