hudson valley essay 7 - lighthouse. Many of the artifacts...

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Hudson-Athens Lighthouse (Hudson) - This beautiful brick lighthouse has been guiding ships safely around the "middle ground flats" since 1874. The Hudson-Athens Preservation Lighthouse Society (HALPS) is the owner of this completely restored active aid to navigation and their restoration efforts have made this light a true maritime treasure on the Hudson. The restored lighthouse has a warm lived-in feeling that brings any visitor back to the days when the keeper and his family lived at the light. When at the light, a visitor can view historical photos and memorabilia depicting life on the river and at the
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Unformatted text preview: lighthouse. Many of the artifacts were donated by the Brunner family, whose father Emil Brunner was the last civilian keeper at the light. The working fog bell mechanism is one of the last remaining in the United States and a treat to hear, especially on a foggy day. One of the goals of HALPS is to open the lighthouse on the weekends, so boaters can visit and enjoy the rich history of the lighthouse. Until then scheduled tours during the season are the only way to visit it up close....
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