Welcome to the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse
Thank you for your interest in the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse. During the summer of 2014, Phase One of our tower restoration was concluded. The lantern room was removed from the tower so that brickwork at the top of the tower could be completed. While the lantern room was on the ground, we took the opportunity to restore it as well. Due to the generosity of a private donor, a replica lens was purchased and placed in the tower. The lens was dedicated to John Ochs and Benjamin O’Brien, two founding members of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. The Lighthouse is Certified by the United States Coast Guard as a Secondary Aid to Navigation. The lens is automated to go on at dusk and off at dawn.
Important message from the President of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.
WE ARE DELAYING THE OPENING OF THE LIGHTHOUSE FOR THE 2020 SEASON.
The Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse will remain CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! This means no tours of the Museum & Tower will take place. People may walk the grounds and take photos but be mindful of our guest and neighbors. Stay a good distance from each other.
The Coronavirus / COVID-19 has turn into a major concern for everyone and many government agencies have implemented many restrictions for the community. Non- essential businesses and services are being told to close. This includes our museum. People are now being told to stay away from large gatherings.
This is disappointing to me and our volunteers that have already been setting dates for their assignments. Your health and well-being are more important to us at the Lighthouse.
We will announce any changes in our schedule on this WEB site and our Facebook page.
Fred Amato, President, Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society
When the Lighthouse normal operations begin this should be our schedule:
Our normal tours on Friday, Saturday & Sunday During the Season.
1:00 pm till 5:00 pm (Last tower tour will start at 4:30 pm)
Special Tours during the off Season or Off Hours can be scheduled by calling the Lighthouse at 585.621.6179 or email us at: email@example.com
Special Tours during the Winter Months may be limited because of weather condition especially ice on the steps in the Lighthouse Tower.
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS SALE ENDED
The Sale is now Over. Thanks for all those who stopped by and supported the Lighthouse.
We a few DVD’s of the new 90-minute video left. It was produced by WPBS Digital TV for the Seaway Trail that features over 20 lighthouses, including a feature on our tower and keeper’s house. A great collectors item or gift for a family member or friend!
DVD NY Seaway LH $15.00 plus 8% tax.
To purchase one Call us at 585.621.6179
send an email to:
OUR NEWEST DISPLAYS
- The LOCK-UPS of Charlotte. Learn the difference between a Lock-up & a Jail.
(just a sample of what you will see)
2. Saving Lives on Lake Ontario…The Government Agencies of Charlotte! The U.S. Lighthouse Service, U.S. Revenue Cutter Service, U.S. Life Saving Service, and the U.S Coast Guard Service.
Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse is now listed as one of the 2019 Top 3 Landmarks in Rochester, NY. Click on the image and it will take you to more information about the Award given to us by “Three Best Rated”
WANT TO HELP!
HELP US KEEP THE FACILITIES AND ORGANIZATION RUNNING. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING PLEASE CONTACT US either by PHONE AT 585.621.6179 OR EMAIL US AT: firstname.lastname@example.org :
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, TRAINING PROVIDED:
Guides to give tours of our Museum & Tower
Cashier willing to learn operation of cash register & credit card machine
Help plan & maintain the grounds
Gardeners needed on a regular basis
Maintenance in the Keeper’s house, tower & other structures on the property
Short jobs requiring plumbing & electrical experience
Pop-up tents, 10 x 10 feet or larger
Storage Boxes, acid-free, for archival materials (assorted sizes). We just had a donation of several boxes and still can use more.
Saber saw & blades, electric cord preferred
Reciprocating saw/blades, electric cord preferred
Heat gun, electric for removal of paint
Printer: color laser printer, two sided printing
Skill Saw, 7 1/2″ round blade
Refrigerator with freezer, small size
Desk with drawers on right side. No bigger than 53 inches wide, 24 inches deep, most height sizes will work.