Columbia County Historical Society – Two-Part Lecture on East Coast Lighthouses



The Columbia County Historical Society and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society present a two part lecture series, on East Coast Lighthouses by Lighthouse Historian and Enthusiast, Bob Taylor.

Expert Lighthouse Historian Bob Taylor will deliver an illustrated slide show of Lighthouses along the Hudson River, beginning with the Statue of Liberty and continuing up the Hudson River to Lake Champlain.

In Lecture I, “Lighthouses of the Hudson”, 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.

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.
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The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer conversation. Post-lecture, there will be a glass of wine or other beverage down the street at the CCHS Museum & Library.


Bob Taylor’s involvement with the Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society (HALPS) goes back to 2002 and his hobby for more than two decades has been visiting, climbing and photographing lighthouses. He has traveled throughout the United States including the Great Lakes, as well as Canada, Puerto Rico and abroad looking at lighthouses and photographing them, most often on group tours. To-date he has photographed more than 1,200 lighthouses.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 15th, February 22, 2020 / 4 – 6pm

ADMISSION: $15 in advance
$15 for CCHS and Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society members
$20 for non-members (at door)

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LOCATION: Van Buren Hall
6 Chatham St.,
Kinderhook, NY 12106



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