The Hudson River, as beautiful as it is, has its dangers. To help river traffic navigate safely, there were once dozens of lighthouses up and down the length of the river — including the Statue of Liberty, which served as an official lighthouse from 1886–1902.
These facts and more fill Images of America: Hudson River Lighthouses, one of the latest in the beautiful series of local lore. In it, the Hudson River Maritime Museum shares amazing photos and stories of the diverse lighthouses that served (and some that still serve) as beacons along the waterway. Set aside enough time to read this all the way through — you won’t want to put it down.
128 pgs, Arcadia Publishing, $21.99 (pbk)