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posted Jul 14, 2016, 11:18 AM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated Jul 14, 2016, 11:19 AM ]


May 2011 Restoration update

posted Jun 14, 2011, 5:33 PM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated Jun 14, 2011, 5:37 PM ]

Work parties have once again started for the 2011 season.  See the calendar for details if you are interested in helping out on Sundays or Mondays.  During the month of May the following work was done at the lighthouse:

  • Workers from TLC have installed the docks and walkway for the 2011 tour season.  They have also painted the kitchen walls and primed the kitchen windows for future painting.
  • The interior railing and banisters have been installed.  They are currently being treated with polyurethane for long lasting use.

11th Annual Save Esopus Lighthouse Regatta - July 30, 2011

posted Apr 24, 2011, 5:12 PM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated May 9, 2011, 6:47 PM ]

The Save Esopus Lighthouse Regatta for 2011 is once again being hosted by the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club.  This year the race will again be one way with the start at the RR bridge at 10:30AM and finish at the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club.

Help to preserve the last wooden lighthouse on the Hudson River by sailing in the Regatta.  Proceeds to benefit the restoration and preservation of the lighthouse.  (All proceeds from entry fees donated to the Save the Esopus Lighthouse Commission)

Following the Regatta an awards ceremony with food, refreshments and cash bar will take place at the Poughkeepsie Yacht club.

For more information on this event, visit the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club web site,
email Chris D'Aleo, or call Chris D'Aleo at (845) 546-1184

September 2010 Restoration update

posted Oct 13, 2010, 4:13 AM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated May 9, 2011, 6:48 PM ]

During the month of September, the following work was done at the light house

  • Sitting room walls have been repainted and woodwork mostly done
  • Pantry floor has had a new laminate floor installed
  • All the balusters have been stained and one coat of varnish applied

August 2010 Restoration update

posted Sep 14, 2010, 5:48 PM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated May 9, 2011, 6:48 PM ]

During the month of August, the following work was done at the light house by members of TLC and light house personnel
  • Downstairs woodwork has been painted
  • Monofilament has been strung over the new dock to deter bird presents
  • The museum room door has a lock
  • A laminate floor has been put down in the pantry
  • 6 interior doors are the process of being finished to re-installation

July 2010 Restoration update

posted Aug 20, 2010, 5:21 AM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated May 9, 2011, 6:49 PM ]

During July, the following work was done at the light house by members of TLC and light house personnel:

  • The mansard roof and shingles have been painted
  • Interior trim work was added
  • Plumbing was installed in the bathroom
  • Additional ceiling lights have been installed
  • Some bedroom furniture was brought out and placed in the bedrooms

Members of the Bruderhof have been out and helped wash down the upstairs wall from previous construction projects.

In memory of Carol Fletcher

posted Aug 15, 2010, 1:32 PM by Esopus Lighthouse

On August 11, 2010, the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse lost a dear friend in Carol Fletcher.  She will be missed by everyone at the lighthouse.

Here is the posted obituary:

At rest August 11, 2010, Carol J. Fletcher of Kingston. She was married to Stanley H. Fletcher. In addition to her husband she is survived by her son Dave and his wife Sharon Fletcher; grandson, Ty R. Fletcher; brothers, Donald and his wife Lorie Burnett, Fredrick and his wife Elaine Burnett, and Robert and his wife Peg Burnett.

Entrusted to the care of the Keyser Funeral Service, Inc., 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, where services will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at the Keyser Funeral Service, Inc.   Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Esopus Lighthouse Foundation. P.O. Box 1290 Port Ewen, NY 12466

Light a candle in memory of Carol at www.keyserfuneral service.com

10th Annual Save Esopus Lighthouse Regatta - August 21, 2010

posted Aug 15, 2010, 5:25 AM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated Aug 15, 2010, 5:27 AM ]

This year, the Save Esopus Lighthouse Regatta is once again being hosted by the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club and Norrie Point Sailing Club.  This year the race will again be one way with the start at the RR bridge at 10:30AM and finish at PYC.

Help to preserve the last wooden lighthouse on the Hudson River by sailing in the Regatta.  Proceeds to benefit the restoration and preservation of the lighthouse.  (All proceeds from entry fees donated to the Save the Esopus Lighthouse Commission)

Following the Regatta an awards ceremony with food, refreshments and cash bar will take place at Poughkeepsie Yacht club.

June 2010 Restoration Updates

posted Jul 20, 2010, 3:48 PM by Esopus Lighthouse

We are making great strides in getting the light house ready for tours.  Members of TLC have painted the roof and mansard shingles, worked on the interior trim and installed plumbing in the bathroom. 

The Bruderhof members have washed walls and done light carpentry. 

The docks and ramp are in place, some ceiling lights have been installed and the bedrooms have some furniture.

Installing the new Dock

posted Jul 10, 2010, 3:31 AM by Esopus Lighthouse   [ updated Jul 10, 2010, 3:37 AM ]

During May 2010, the new dock allowing the Estuary Steward or other larger vessels to dock in deeper water was installed.  The photos show the dock being floated into place from its storage & assembly location at the Poughkeepsie Yacht Club. Other pictures show the newly designed and built walkway to get from the dock up to the base in place.

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