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Stony Point Lighthouse
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Stony Point Lighthouse is the oldest lighthouse on the Hudson River, being erected in 1826. The lighthouse marks the river's entrance to the treacherous Hudson Highlands, that section of the Hudson that cuts directly through the Appalachian Mountain chain. Because of this passage through the mountains, the river twists and turns through a canyon, with Stony Point demarking the "South Gate".

The lighthouse stands atop a rocky promontory known as Stony Point. This peninsula juts out into the Hudson creating a hazard of its rocky shores. During the American Revolution, this peninsula was the site of an important battle between the British and Colonial forces, resulting in an early victory for the Colonists.

The lighthouse and historic battlefield are open to the public. Tours of the lighthouse are available on a regular basis on weekends during the warm months.

 
 
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