Join the Esopus Lighthouse Foundation today. SAVE ESOPUS LIGHTHOUSE COMMISSION is a group of dedicated people who are in the process of restoring the only remaining wooden lighthouse on the Hudson River.

Memberships with the Esopus Lighthouse Foundation are tax deductible and include an exclusive newsletter and invitations to special events.

The lighthouse has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and as such requires specialized skills in the restoration work in addition to general volunteer help. To support this effort the commission is raising money thru various events, solicitations, grant applications, and gifts of in kind services. Many grants are of the matching type which effectively doubles the value of your donation. Help insure that this unique piece of history will be around for the future by contributing your money and services. 

Involvement can be limited to receiving the Newsletter ….OR can include participation in:

  • Fund raising activities
  • Commission
  • Public relations
  • Working on the Lighthouse
  • Various other committee activities

Membership Donation Levels:

  1. Student/Senior $15
  2. Individual $25
  3. Family $35
  4. Sponsor $50
  5. Patron $100
  6. Benefactor $500
  7. Lifetime $1000

Send memberships to:

Save Esopus Lighthouse Commission
P.O. Box 1290
Port Ewen, New York 12466

Accomplishments to date since 1997:

  • Replacement of destroyed and missing balusters
  • Installation of missing shutters
  • Leveling and stabilization of the house
  • New wiring throughout the structure
  • Installation of a generator and battery bank
  • Repainting of the exterior (a never ending project!)
  • Installation of a solar panel
  • Wiring of an alarm system
  • Erection of a lighting arrestor
  • New hand-crafted double doors
  • Replacement of wallboard throughout
  • Plastering of all interior rooms