Seven Sentinels: Lighthouses of the Hudson River Screening | Maurice D. Hinchey Hudson River Valley National Heritage Area

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Seven Sentinels: Lighthouses of the Hudson River Screening

Jun 30, 2024 3:00 PM Location: 10 Main Street, Suite 501 New Paltz, NY 12561

Of the dozens of lighthouses and warning lights that once dotted the Hudson River, only seven remain. This iconic American river was a transportation super highway long before automobiles were invented, and enabled the rise of New York City and westward expansion into the interior of this country. Throughout almost two century's of America's explosive growth, these lighthouses kept watch, guarding the safety of the Hudson’s waterborne traffic.

Commissioned and produced by HRMM, and directed, filmed and edited by Jeff Mertz of Moonbow Imaging, "Seven Sentinels" explores the history of the Hudson River’s seven remaining lighthouses and the keepers that lived in them, as told by the people interpreting and caring for the structures today.

The Hudson River Maritime Museum's concept for this film grew out of decades of Hudson River lighthouse interpretation, including research, exhibits, articles, short films and presentations. The film places the lighthouses in historic context, tells the fascinating stories of the buildings themselves and their keepers, and outlines how these seven have survived to the present day, and how to preserve them for generations to come.

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