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ESOPUS MEADOWS (MIDDLE HUDSON RIVER) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: WEST SIDE OF HUDSON RIVER
Nearest City: ESOPUS
County: ULSTER
U.S.C.G. District: 1
Year Station Established: 1839


Esopus Meadows (Middle Hudson) Light
1999 photo courtesy Ted Smith
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1872
  • Is the Light Operational? YES
  • Date Deactivated: 1965-2003
  • Automated: 1965
  • Foundation Materials: GRANITE PIER
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
  • Markings/Patterns: WHITE HOUSE W/RED MANSARD ROOF
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL ON SQUARE HOUSE
  • Relationship to Other Structures: INTEGRAL
  • Tower Height: 25
  • Original Optic: FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1872
  • Present Optic:
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 2003
  • Height of Focal Plane: 52
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition: UNKNOWN
  • Has tower been moved? NO
Previous Tower(s):

Modern Tower? YES; NO LONGER IN USE
  • Year Tower Constructed: 1965
  • Type: POLE
  • Tower Height: 26
  • Height of Focal Plane: 26
  • Current Optic: 250 MM
Existing Sound Signal Building? NO
  • Fog Signal Type: BELL (REMOVED)
Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1872
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN INTEGRAL
  • Construction Materials: WOOD
Other Structures: NONE

Current Use: UNDER RESTORATION

Owner/Manager: ESOPUS MEADOWS LIGHTHOUSE, INC.

Open to the Public? NO

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #79001638
Name of Listing: ESOPUS MEADOWS LIGHTHOUSE (HUDSON RIVER LIGHTHOUSES TR)
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed:

Miscellaneous:
TRANSFERRED TO ESOPUS MEADOWS LIGHTHOUSE INC IN 2002 UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NATIONAL HISTORIC LIGHTHOUSE PRESERVATION ACT ; RELIT MAY 31, 2003.



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