The hands at Sodus Bay Lighthouse couldn’t have been more generous with their time. Thank you for accommodating my impromptu visit to your beautiful gem! (L-R, Eric Foster & Director Joe O’Toole)

What luck! The Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum just opened for the season when we stopped to visit. The rain held off long enough over Lake Ontario for me to drone the historical lighthouse and grounds.

Many thanks to Museum director Joe O’Toole for generously amassing a giant collection of vintage Sodus Bay Historical Society newsletters for my research. O’Toole is quick to greet every visitor as soon as they walk in with a wealth of interesting stories about the lighthouse.

With permission, my little Phantom 4 fought off some wicked shoreline winds for a few usable AERIAL SHOTS of this unique treasure. I dared not get too close to the Fresnel lens display – lest I lose another!

To my surprise, Joe informed me that Sodus Point is but only 1 out of 30 lighthouses (28 historic and 2 modern replicas) along the Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Built in 1871 and once used by the Coast Guard, the lighthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you’re a “lighthouse lover” make sure you visit during their summer concert series that kicks off in July.

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