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Rochester, NY

Rochester's Community Wishbook


Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse Historical Society

70 Lighthouse Street
Rochester , NY 14612
Phone: 585-621-6179
Contact: Fred Amato, President

The organization was established in 1984. Under contract with the County of Monroe, we are responsible for the repair, restoration, and security of the Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse and grounds. We educate the public regarding the historical Charlotte-Genesee Lighthouse, the Village of Charlotte, the marine history in the area, and our International Peace Garden. Local historical research, education, and outreach are supported by our all-volunteer organization. We are a not-for-profit organization; and therefore, donations are tax-deductible.

Wish List:
  • heat gun (electric) for paint removal
  • palm sander (electric cord preferred)
  • printer, color laser, two sided printing
  • reciprocating saw and blades (electric cord preferred)
  • refrigerator with freezer, small size
  • saber saw and blades (electric cord preferred)
  • Skil-saw, 7 1/2" round blade
  • snow blower
  • storage boxes, acid-free, for archival materials (assorted sizes)
  • tents, pop-up, 10 x 10 feet (2)
  • weed trimmer (gas)

Volunteers Needed:
  • Help us keep the facilities and organization running. Please contact us at our email address:,  Training provided where needed.
  • Guides to give tours of our Museum and Tower.
  • Cashier willing to learn the operation of the cash register and credit card machine.
  • Help plan and maintain the grounds.
  • Gardeners needed on a regular basis.
  • Maintenance in the Keeper's House, tower, and other structures on the property.
  • Experience with MS Word, Excel, and Quickbooks.
  • Short jobs requiring plumbing experience and electrical experience.
  • Maintenance.

Information reviewed by agency 9/18/23.