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Hi everyone! Today we are joining our friends in the Lighthouses Around the World Blog Hop for National Lighthouse Day. We searched our archives and found a few lighthouse pictures we could share.

Living along the south shore of Lake Ontario there are a few lighthouses around. Many of our local lighthouses have been turned into historical sites and museums.

Sodus Bay Lighthouse and Museum

Sodus Bay is the largest natural harbor on Lake Ontario and is located about 38 miles east of Rochester, New York. The original lighthouse at this location was erected in the late 1850’s. This lighthouse is no longer operational but is used as a museum and is operated by the Sodus Bay Historical Society. You can read more about the history of this lighthouse here.

When piers were erected at the entrance of Sodus Bay the Outer Lighthouse was added to the end of one of the piers.

Sodus Bay Outer Lighthouse

The late winter shot above shows about 50 feet of dirty compacted snow that extends out from where the grasses are in the foreground of the picture. Below is a close up of the outer lighthouse.

Sodus Bay Outer Lighthouse

Closer to Rochester in Webster, NY there is another pier with a light tower on it.

Webster Park jetty in winter

It may be difficult to see but at the end of this ice covered pier there is a light tower. Here is a closer view in color taken on the same day.

Moving further west we will visit the Irondequoit Bay Outlet light tower.

West side Irondequoit Bay outlet light tower

This light tower is on the end of the west side pier.

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a few of the lighthouses and light towers along the southern shore of Lake Ontario near Rochester, NY.

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It’s been a cold and snowy winter so far. Here are a couple of shots of Lake Ontario taken from Webster Park a couple of years ago. If you ventured to the park this year you would see much of the same. This is what a “Lake Effect” snow band looks like as it approaches the shore.

Winter Storm

Winter Storm

Mute Swans and Storm Clouds

Mute Swans and Storm Clouds

We are participating in the Black & White Sunday blog hop.

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We aren’t sure if we have received everyone’s stamps so if you still have some to send just leave us a comment so we can keep our eyes out for them.  If you need our mailing address just leave a comment. We will be collecting stamps all year so if you already sent us your stamps start collecting for next year. Feel free to send them on any time when you have more than you want.

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All photo’s in today’s post courtesy of Charlie.

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Hamlin Beach at Dawn

Hamlin Beach at Dawn

Swans and Storm at Webster Park

Swans and Storm
at Webster Park

Sodus Point  - Shoreline Textures

Sodus Point – Shoreline Textures

More black and whites from Charlie.

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Ice Fortress

Photographed by Charlie near Russell Station.

Beneath a canal bridge

Photographed by Charlie along the Erie Canal in Pittsford, New York.

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Photographed by Charlie in Webster Park, New York.

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Three's a Crowd

This photograph was taken at the Irondequoit Bay outlet.

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Swan and Ice 2

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