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

 

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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.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

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)

For advance tickets, visit www.cchsny.org/lighthouses-of-the-hudson.html

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

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Columbia County Historical Society Free Lecture, “Steamboat Days on the Hudson River”, Nov 20

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The Columbia County Historical Society presents a Free Lecture – “Steamboat Days on the Hudson River” with Captain Stanley Wilcox, on Wednesday, November 20.

In those (Steamboat) days, it was a special occasion to take the eight hour trip from New York City to Albany on a magnificent vessel adorned with chandeliers, oil paintings, and brass rails.

Multi-level, three and four hundred foot long vessels churned up the Hudson River at nearly twenty miles an hour with paddle wheels slapping, steam billowing from their stacks, with thousands of people gathering at the rails to view the passing scenery. While these grand boats have long since vanished from the Hudson, they epitomized an era that for many made the Hudson River the center of the universe.

A story filled with greed, frustration, and courtroom drama may be found between the first steamboat’s appearance on the Hudson to the era of grand and opulent vessels. It began with the New York Legislature granting Robert Livingston a 30-year steamboat monopoly and ended with a decision from the US Supreme Court argued by none other than Daniel Webster.

unnamedABOUT THE SPEAKER

U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox holds a Coast Guard Master’s license and has served as Senior Captain on the Spirit of Hudson for the past 12 years. He is co-author of Capt Stan’s Hudson River Book, with foreword by Riverkeeper. The book, now in its fourth edition, has stories and history on more than 120 sites along the Hudson River, with 200+ color photos. The Albany Times Union review described it as “..a beautiful book”. Capt Stan has taught “Hudson River Boating and Seamanship” for many years at Columbia-Greene Community College, and has been guest speaker on American Cruise Lines.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, November 20, 2019: 7pm – 9pm

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the Public

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

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Friends of Clermont Lecture, “Tales of the Majestic Hudson”, Apr 28

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The Friends of Clermont presents the Lecture – “Tales of the Majestic Hudson” with U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Master Capt. Stanley Wilcox.

The Hudson River has been compared to the Rhine in both beauty and in the variety of vistas. Come join us for this special presentation where Capt. Stan will explore some of the often unknown and unique features of the Hudson Valley and uncover a mystery or two. You will find out how a glacier shaped the valley and turned the river into an estuary, the fate of Henry Hudson, the search for Blackbeard’s pirate gold and so much more!

unnamedABOUT THE SPEAKER
Capt. Stan has been on the river for over 30 years and holds a Coast Guard Masters License. He serves as Senior Captain on the Spirit of Hudson and is co-author of Capt. Stan’s Hudson River Book. He teaches “Hudson River Boating and Seamanship” at Columbia-Greene Community College each winter and is guest speaker on American Cruise Lines.

Signed copies of Captain Stan’s book will be available after the lecture.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, April 28, 2019 / 2pm – 3:30pm

LOCATION:
Clermont State Historic Site- Clermont Cottage
87 Clermont Avenue
Germantown, NY 12526

TICKETS:
Friends of Clermont Members – free
Non-Members – $10

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Murder Mystery Dinner Cruise on the Hudson River

The Two of Us Productions and Hudson Cruises presents, ‘Home Sweet Homicide’, a murder mystery dinner cruise on the Hudson River. Enjoy a cruise on the Hudson with a buffet dinner, while you help solve a mystery.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 23 2018, from 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Make sure to arrive at 6:30 for boarding and to make sure you don’t miss the boat.

 

TICKETS:
Adults – $58
Children (3 – 11) – $20
To purchase, call 888-764-1844, or visit  www.HudsonCruises.com

LOCATION:
The cruise departs from Hudson Cruises at
Henry Hudson River Front Park
196-498 Water Street
Hudson, NY

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Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center: Drop In Hudson

The Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center offers a variety of hands-on, inquiry based, environmental education programs. The Drop In Hudson event invites everyone to discover the joys of fishing the Hudson River.

Ever wonder what kids of fish live in the Hudson River? Are you interested in learning how to fish but do not know where to start? Are you looking for something FREE and FUN to do with your family? Come fish with us this summer! Just bring yourself and we will handle the rest. We run a fully stocked fishing program. We will also have a fish display tank where you can observe some of the Hudson’s finned residents!

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
11:00am – 2:00pm

LOCATION:
Hudson Riverfront Park
1 Water Street, Hudson NY
Just south of the gazebo

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