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Thanks to Elinor DeWire for her understanding and entre to the lighthouse world, and to all the people and organizations whose friendly cooperation helped make this such a pleasant and I hope useful project. Throughout there was an enthusiasm and level of selfless effort I found extraordinary, sometimes even if to tilt at windmills, but often just plain thinking big, that deserves support.

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Lying in the shadows of the Catskill Mountains and warning of shallow waters in the Hudson River, the Hudson-Athens lighthouse is the first that ships leaving Albany's port would pass on their trip to the sea.
Saugerties is now a bed & breakfast. but you can still get your feet wet walking back at high tide.

Hortons Point was a connect the light to the house, add a second floor, and how about a nice big porch overlloking the sound kind of affair.
Orient Point aka "The Teapot" is a familiar sight to ferry riders visiting The Hamptons.
Plum Island's classic "Boston Style" light is a difficult challenge for preservatioists.
A 3rd "and a half" order fresnel lens is a hightlight of the museum at Montauk Point.I like to stare out from the bluff and imagine Block Island on the horizon.

NPS historian Tom Hoffman at Gateway NRA grew up nearby. Sandy Hook lighthouse overlooking the entrance to New York is an ancient sentinel and has the feeling of its age.
There's only one other light like Hereford Inlet in the US, a Victorian "gingerbread" home with beacon atop, and this one's beautifully restored as a timepiece museum with beautiful seaside gardens.
The Cape May Arts Center's restoration of this light spurred a new appreciation of many fine Victorian homes nearby and likely saved them too fron the wrecker's ball.

USCG Cape May ANTON is responsible for over 200 aids to navigation, including the now unmanned lighthouses with their modern optics.
While Dusty XXXXX stays close to his former home at Fourteen Foot Knoll as an officer of a keepers and friends foundation.
While volunteers have begun to clean the interior and replace windows at Harbor of Refuge with plansd for complete renovation and eventual tours of this breakwater light.
Where the bay narrows, "ugly" range lights in pairs help define the narrow channels for ships approaching Camden. I like 'em.

The screwpile was an innovation especially appropiate here, like a giant bit drilled into the bottom. Thomas Point is the only one to remain in its original location.
Sharp's Island is a testament to local conditions too, in this case, tilted by an ice floe.
A relocted Hooper Strait sits amid restored skipjacks, remnants of the famed oyster fleet, in a museum setting.
Ah, finally a lighthouse that really looks like a lighthouse - at Cove Point with its sweeping views of the Chesapeake.
Dormers and the six-sided structure of Drum Point make for unusual furniture arrangements, also now relocated to a museum environment.
Assateague's barrier island location in the Chincoteague Refuge is also a prime location for birdwatching along the Atlantic Flyway.
Ancient Old Henry with its thick stone walls still stands above that cape at the bay's entrance, despite a doubtful report a century ago that caused a new light to be costructed right next to it.

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