Hudson-Athens Light

"Hudson City, New York"


Built: 1874
Automated: 1949

"This 30 foot tall red brick, dressed stone tower is attached to a one and a half story keeper's dwelling which is made of the same materials. It sits atop a large granite caisson giving its light a focal plane of 46 feet above water level. One corner of the caisson is shaped like the bow of a ship to aid in breaking up ice flows that otherwise would damage the structure. It is the northern most lighthouse on the Hudson River, sitting between Hudson on the eastern bank and Athens on the western bank. Still an active light, it guides ships around the Middle Ground Flats."



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