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 Lighthouse 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.
Seaway Trail Lighthouses [list]
Erected by Seaway Trail, Inc.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway, and the Lighthouses series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 43° 15.158′ N, 77° 36.654′ W. Marker is in Rochester, New York, in Monroe County. It is in . Marker can be reached from Lighthouse Street, 0.1 miles north of Latta Road. Charlote is a neighborhood of the City of Rochester. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 70 Lighthouse Street, Rochester NY 14612, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1822 Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Latta House (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); War of 1812 (approx. ¼ mile away); Resort Area (approx. ¼ mile away); Lighthouses (approx. ¼ mile away); Irondequoit and its Waterfront (approx. ¼ mile away); Port of the Genesee, New York (approx. ¼ mile away); Stutson Street Bridge (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rochester.
Also see . . . Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society. (Submitted on November 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 2, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on November 8, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.