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PORT OF GENESEE (CHARLOTTE-GENESSE) LIGHT

State: NEW YORK
Location: GENESEE RIVER / LAKE ONTARIO
Nearest City: ROCHESTER
County: MONROE
U.S.C.G. District: 9
Year Station Established: 1822


Port of Genesee (Charlotte-Genesee) Light
1989 photo by W. Craig Roemer courtesy Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society.
Existing Historic Tower:
  • Year Light First Lit: 1822
  • Is the Light Operational? NO
  • Date Deactivated: 1881-1992
  • Automated:
  • Foundation Materials: NATURAL/EMPLACED
  • Construction Materials: RUBBLE STONE
  • Markings/Patterns: NATURAL W/BLACK LANTERN
  • Shape: OCTAGONAL
  • Relationship to Other Structures: SEPARATE
  • Tower Height: 40
  • Original Optic: 10 ARGAND LAMPS W/REFLECTORS
  • Year Original Lens Installed: 1822
  • Present Optic: FOURTH ORDER, FRESNEL
  • Year Present Lens Installed: 1984
  • Height of Focal Plane: 45
  • Fresnel Lens Disposition:
Previous Tower(s): N/A

Modern Tower? NO

Existing Sound Signal Building? NO

Existing Keepers Quarters? YES
  • Year Constructed: 1863
  • Number of Stories: 2.5
  • Architectural Style: VICTORIAN
  • Construction Materials: BRICK
Other Structures: CISTERN, GARAGE

Current Use: MUSEUM IN KEEPERS

Owner/Manager: MONROE COUNTY LEASE TO CHARLOTTE-GENESEE LIGHTHOUSE SOCIETY

Open to the Public? YES (Go to Lighthouses to Visit for access information)

Web Site: Link

National Register Status: LISTED; Reference #74001259
Name of Listing: GENESSEE LIGHTHOUSE
On State List/Inventory? YES; Year Listed: 1967

Miscellaneous:
LIGHT MOVED TO A BEACON ON WEST PIER IN 1881; TRANSFERRED TO MONROE COUNTY 1991; RELIT 1992



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