Hudson River Lighthouses
Title: Hudson River Lighthouses
Location: John C. Hart Memorial Library 1130 Main Street, Shrub Oak, NY
Description: The Hudson River’s first lighthouse was built in 1826 at Stony Point. By the early 1900s, more than a dozen lights guided ships past the river’s islands and shallows.
Kevin Woyce, an author, photographer, and lecturer, specializing in regional American history will take the audience on a tour of the Hudson River’s lighthouses, past and present—from the long-lost lights at Coxsackie and Stuyvesant to New York City’s beloved “Little Red Lighthouse.” He will explain how and why these beacons were built and tell the stories of some of the brave men and women who kept them shining. The program is illustrated with original color photographs of Hudson River lighthouses and landmarks, plus vintage images of historic people, places, and events.
Start Time: 19:30