End of Season Tours
HUDSON-ATHENS LIGHTHOUSE TOURS - A FAMILY EVENT
Two tours remain for the 2022 Season.
The regularly scheduled tours for Saturday, September 24th will depart from Hudson at 10:00, 11:30, and 1:00 aboard the Haendel as planned. Tours leave from the Hudson City dock behind the gazebo at the Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.
The tour scheduled for October 22nd leaving from Hudson is cancelled due to necessary maintenance of the building and stringing of the holiday lights before the docks are taken out the last weekend in October. THEREFORE, the October 8th tour has changed times. There will be 3 tours from Athens leaving at 10:00, 12:00 and 2:00. Additional tours will leave from Hudson at 11:00 and 1:00. Tour length for thus day only, will be 1hour, 15 minutes.
Reservations are made through www.catskillmountainferry.com Those people already booked for October 8th or 22nd will be contacted about rescheduling, being refunded or receiving a gift certificate for a future tour. Many new opportunities have been added to their website including tours around Middle Ground Flats, the Rip VanWinkle Bridge, sunset cruise, and sight seeing cruises.
The tour is an opportunity to learn about the important role that the Hudson River played in the development of the upper Hudson River Towns and the role that the Hudson-Athens lighthouse plays in the safe navigation of river transportation.
Expanding tour times will allow for visitors to have enough time to tour the lighthouse, watch the video on Hudson River history narrated by Emily Brunner, who lived on the lighthouse as a child and participated in tours until her early 90’s. There will also be an opportunity to see a video of the early founders of HALPS and the initial restoration of the lighthouse. Videos run on a continual loop and can be joined at any time.
Board meetings are currently held the 3rd Thursday of the month from 12:30 -2:00 in person at the Claverack Library and via zoom. Active volunteers receive the invitation. Meetings are open to the public. If you want to be notified, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Board of Directors
Hudson Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society Board Members 2021-2022