Esopus Meadows Lighthouse Historic Preservation

Port Ewen, New York

This historic 1870 lighthouse is located on the Hudson River and is the only remaining wood framed structure of it’s kind in this waterway. The building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the New York State Historic Properties Listing, had suffered from uneven foundation settlement and severe weather damage and was badly in need of restoration. Work included investigation of river bottom subsoil conditions to determine the cause of settlement and installation of structural steel frame to support, level and stabilize the building frame. Additional work included exterior repair work to preserve and protect the building from further frost and water damage as well as full interior restoration work. A critical part of project included the preparation of funding grant applications for The Maritime Heritage Grant Program and others.