The lighthouse installed here in 1884 was originally built as the Rochester (Genesee) West Pier Light, NY, in 1881.
Tower Height: 25
Height of Focal Plane: 31
Characteristic and Range: Green light, 3 seconds on, 3 seconds off; range 7 nautical miles.
Description of Tower: White, conical cast-iron tower.
This light is operational
1884: Iron tower.
Date Established: 1869
Date Present Tower Built: 1910
Date Automated: 1959
Optics: 1910: Fifth-order Fresnel lens; now 300 mm, solar powered.
Current Use: Active aid to navigation.
Open To Public? No.
The lighthouse can be seen from cruises aboard the Goodtime III; see www.goodtimeiii.com.