HUDSON-ATHENS (HUDSON CITY)

Year Established:
1874
Existing:
Yes
Source:
LL-1908
File Type:
jpg (image/jpeg)
Photo Date:
2005
Photo Credit:
Mike and Carol McKinney
Photo Courtesy of:
US Lighthouse Society
Collection / Donor:

LOCATION

Location:
MIDDLE GROUND FLATS/HUDSON RIVER
Latitude:
42° 15.1'
Longitude:
73° 48.6'
City / Town:
HUDSON CITY
U.S. State:
New York
Location County:
COLUMBIA
Country:
United States

OWNER & ACCESS

Open to Public:
No
Light List Data:
  1. HUDSON-ATHENS (HUDSON CITY)
Light list data courtesy Gary Riemenschneider

STRUCTURE

Year Tower Established:
1874
Tower Construction Material:
DRESSED STONE/BRICK
Tower Foundation:
GRANITE CAISSON
Height of light above mean high water, in feet:
52
Height, in feet, from base of structure to center of lantern:
36
Tower Shape:
SQUARE
Tower Daymark:
Red
Fog Signal Building?:
No
Keeper's Quarters?:
Yes
Year Keeper's Quarters:
1874
Keeper's Quarters Style:
SECOND EMPIRE
Keeper's Quarters Construction:
DRESSED STONE/BRICK

OPTICS

Active Aid to Navigation?:
Yes
Current Optic:
300 MM
Original Optic Type:
FIFTH ORDER, FRESNEL
Year Original Lens Installed:
1874
Private Aid:
No
Year Automated:
1949
USCG Access to Optics:
No

Comments:

Historical Information:

  • 1872: Congress approves $35,000.00 to build the light.
  • 1874: Light was put into operation.
  • 1949: The light was automated.
  • 1982: Hudson-Athens Lighthouse Preservation Society was formed.
  • 1984: A 20 year lease between the Lighthouse Preservation Society and the USCG was signed. This was the first lease of its kind.
  • 2002: Occasional tours are available to the public through the Lighthouse Preservation Society

Entered by:
t.wheeler
Entered Date:
Jul 21, 2017