Lyndhurst, NJ, March 24, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Author and photographer Kevin Woyce has recently published his second book, Hudson River Lighthouses & History. The book begins with Henry Hudson’s exploration of the river in 1609, and includes chapters on each of the river’s historic lighthouses, eight of which still exist.
“I’ve tried to place the lighthouses in context,” Woyce says, “by exploring the history of the river, and of many of the cities and towns along its banks.” Fiercely contested during the American Revolution, the Hudson became one of America’s busiest rivers during the 19th century, thanks largely to Robert Fulton’s development of the steamboat and the 1825 opening of the Erie Canal.
Except for the Stony Point light and the “Little Red Lighthouse” alongside the Manhattan tower of the George Washington Bridge, most of the Hudson’s lights are located on offshore piers, and can only be reached by boat. “You can walk out to the lighthouse in Saugerties,” Woyce notes, “but only at low tide.”
Illustrated with the author’s black and white photographs of lighthouses, bridges, and historic landmarks, the book is available at his website, kevinwoyce.com. A lifelong resident of the Garden State, Kevin Woyce published his first book, Jersey Shore Facts & Photos, in December 2007.