Sleightsburgh Spit Walking Tour - September 6, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM
Join the Hudson River Maritime Museum for a guided walking tour of Sleightsburgh Spit in Port Ewen, NY.
Sleightsburgh Spit has been built up over the years on the remains of a 19th century barge graveyard. Wooden canal boats and barges built for the Delaware & Hudson Canal and Hudson River shipping were abandoned near the mouth of Rondout Creek when they had outlived their usefulness.
The tour begins with a walk along Rondout Creek so participants can see the barge graveyard at its best at low tide and learn how the “graveyard” came to be. Then, walk down to the edge of the spit and learn about the installation of three separate lighthouses starting in the 1830s, and the construction of breakwaters in the late 19th century.
This tour is through ungroomed trails with occasional poison ivy, so participants are strongly encouraged to wear sturdy closed-toed shoes, socks, and long pants.
Tour meets at:
800 First Ave.
Esopus, NY 12429
Tickets are $10 for HRMM members, $15 for non-members.
Your name and the number of tickets you purchased will be on the list at the park, or you can print out your confirmation email. If you are purchasing for multiple people and arriving separately, please list their names in the notes field.