History Cruise: Lighthouses of the Hudson
There will be a limited number of tickets available for purchase at the Rip Van Winkle box office prior to the boat's departure.
This two-hour cruise aboard the Rip Van Winkle will focus on the history of Hudson River lighthouses. Speakers will discuss topics including the history of the Rondout, Esopus Meadows, and Saugerties lighthouses. Talks will be 15-20 minutes with time for Q&A and socializing. Light refreshments included and a cash bar.
Date: August 23
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (The Rip Van Winkle will be departing at 6:00 pm please arrive at least20 minutes before to board the boat)
Departure location: 1 East Strand Street, Kingston, NY 12401
Price: $39 for HRMM member and $49 for non-members
Sarah Wassberg Johnson (Education Director for the Hudson River Maritime Museum) - presenting on women lighthouse keepers
Frank Almquist - presenting on fresnell lens
Barbara Ralston (Director for the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse) - presenting on the history of the Esopus Meadows Lighthouse