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“It is the one orderly product our middling race has produced. It is the cry of a thousand sentinels, the echo from a thousand labyrinths; it is the lighthouse which cannot be hidden the best evidence we can give of our dignity.”
~E. M. Forster

The Hudson/Athens Lighthouse along the Hudson River. Photographed from the Athens side of the Hudson, New York, USA.

Built in 1874 this lighthouse was a working lighthouse until 1950. In 1982, the lighthouse was rescued by local historians and is now on the registry of National Landmarks.


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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    stunning work!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 2 years ago

    Gorgeous image :o)

  • Thanks kindly Dawn!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    lovely image and so appreciate the quote

  • Thanks much Donna!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    Please consider adding this to

  • Thanks Tori, Guess I missed putting it in the group, sometimes I get confused with the group list.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • miroslava
    miroslavaover 2 years ago

    lovely image

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    How beautiful.

  • Thanks Sheryl!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 2 years ago

    Totally awesome!!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    Excellent composition and framing. Why do they need a light house on a river? Excellent Sis

  • Thanks Bro. The Hudson is a main transport river, more so back in the early years, but there are many mud flats along the way so lighthouses were built to warm the ships. This part of the river is still fresh water, but eventually the river turns to salt water.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • fototaker
    fototakerover 2 years ago

    i have seen a lot of lighthouses before but never one with such vivid colors! looks like a quaint place to enjoy a summer picnic too!! love the river water motion – really adds to this fine image! let me be the first to congratulate you on the upcoming features!

  • Thank you, this lighthouse is open for tours by boat only. There is another here which we can walk to which is also beautiful. Thank you so very much for your kind comment.

    – Pamela Phelps

  • bearwings
    bearwingsover 2 years ago

    I’m glad it got rescued, and I’m glad you recorded it. It’s a great image, you did this fine old building justice, well done.

  • Thank you so much, it is so wonderful to see them all restored to original condition and cared for!

    – Pamela Phelps

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