Hudson river lighthouses

Henry Hudson explored the river that now bears his name in 1609. The invention of the steamboat 200 years later, and the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825, made the Hudson one of America's busiest rivers. From 1826 until the middle of the 20th century, more than a dozen lighthouses guided ships past its islands and shallows.

Join author and photographer Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of these historic lighthouses, from the long-vanished stations at Coxsackie and Stuyvesant to New York City's beloved "Little Red Lighthouse." Discover how and why these lights were built, and meet some of the brave men and women who kept them shining.

133 pages

Illustrated throughout with original black & white photographs and vintage images.