Rochester in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
A Strategic Location
Charlotte was once a bustling commercial shipping port, the destination of sidewheelers and sailing vessels unloading supplies for a growing city and loading products from the region.
Today the harbor is still an important hub, but now it is used primarily by recreational boaters.
A Heritage Harbor
The outlet of the Genesee River has always been an important location for commerce. Native Americans camped here, the first white settlers chose this site to build a cabin, and the bluff was also recognized as the best location for the beacon that marked the entrance to a growing lakeport.
1984 Initial Restoration Begun.
1965 Lighthoouse Saved from Demolition Primarily by Efforts of Charlotte High School Students.
1881 Light Removed from Service. Lantern Moved to Pier.
1863 Present Keeper's House Built.
1856 New Lantern and Fresnel Lens Aded.
1838 Pier Light Built.
1829 First Piers Built.
1822 Lighthouse and Original Keeper's Dweling Built.
1792 Hincher Cabin Built.
1789 Lighthouses become Federal Responsibility.
1781 First Light on the Great Lakes at Mouth of the Niagara River.
Seaway Trail Lighthouses [list]
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
Marker series. Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway marker series.
Location. 43° 15.158′ N, 77° 36.654′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Street 0.1 miles north of Latta Road. Click for map. Charlote is a neighborhood of the City of Rochester. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester NY 14612, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1822 Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Resort Area (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lighthouses (approx. 0.2 miles away); Irondequoit and its Waterfront (approx. 0.2 miles away); Port of the Genesee, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stutson Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Champion of the Genesee River / A Beacon of Knowledge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . .
1. Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Scenic byway website and owner of the marker. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Categories. • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 146 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.