SEVEN SENTINELS: Lighthouses of the Hudson River


Sat, May 18, 2024    
1:00 pm


Upstate Films' Orpheum Theatre
156 Main St. , Saugerties, NY, 12401

Event Type

Of the dozens of lighthouses and lights that once dotted the Hudson River, only seven remain. This iconic American river, at the heart of the rise of New York City and westward expansion into the interior of the continent, was also a transportation super highway long before automobiles were invented. Throughout it all, the lighthouses kept watch, guarding the safety of the Hudson’s waterborne traffic. But no comprehensive history of these lighthouses exists. Until now. Seven Sentinels explores the architectural, geopolitical, and social history of the Hudson River’s seven remaining lighthouses, as told by the people interpreting and caring for them today. (dir. Jeff Mertz, US, 2023, 84 min.)

***The screening of the 2024 documentary ‘Seven Sentinels’ is a special fundraiser for the Hudson River Maritime Museum. All proceeds from the event ticket sales will be donated to HRMM—a 501(c)3 non profit organization that connects people to the Hudson River and its watershed through education and preservation of the river’s maritime history and environment.