Island off Dutchess put on ‘7 to save’ list

RHINEBECK – A small Hudson Valley island has been named to a preservation organization’s 2009 endangered properties list.

The Preservation League of New York State’s “Seven to Save” list for this year includes Magdalen Island. The small island off the shore of Tivoli North Bay in Dutchess County is first on the chronologically arranged list. The island shows evidence of seasonal habitation stretching back as much as 6,000 years.

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