"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you
didn't do, than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away
from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.

Explore. Dream. Discover."

-Mark Twain

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Rochester, NY

Lake Ontario was a bit choppy when we started out, after a few hours it calmed down nicely.  The skies were cloudy and it was a bit cool.  By the time we entered the Genesee River going into Rochester the temperature warmed up and the sun was out.  We will spend 2 days in Rochester before moving west on Lake Ontario. 

The lighthouse was constructed in 1822 on a hill just west of the Genesee River and south of what once was a marshy area on the southern shores of Lake Ontario. The current Keeper’s House was built in 1863 to replace the original one which was just to the south of the current building. The Tower is 40 feet high with an additional 12 feet of height for the Lantern room. There are 42 steps and then an 11 rung ladder that takes you into the Lantern room.

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