Oak Orchard Lighthouse

posted May 20, 2012, 3:43 PM by Tracy Panczyszyn   [ updated May 20, 2012, 3:56 PM ]

Built by Community Determination

Finally, the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Memorial Walkway has been installed at the lighthouse site at the harbor.  Installed by Monarch Lawn & Landscape, Brockport, NY., foundation work was donated by  Dave Tufts.  It's a lovely walk about to remind us of our history, our heritage and the 'Circle of Life'. 

Trustees and committee members of the Oak Orchard Lighthouse Museum continue to raise monies to fund the Walkway and Children's Peace Garden, to be finished this summer,  and eventually, the compass rose.   The entire project exceeded cost expectations originally quoted by the engineer and architect by tens of thousands of dollars, so at this end of the project we are really feeling the financial crunch.

Personalized bricks are now $75 each.  You may order  in the following ways:  To order via internet, go to:  www.oakorchardlighthouse.org:

  1. Download the Brick Order Form on the “Support” page and mail it in with your payment of $75,
  2. via PayPal, go to the Gift Shop to place your order, or
  3.  stop in at the lighthouse to pick up an order form. 

We're always looking for more volunteers to act as docents to hold the lighthouse open.  From all accounts, people visit the lighthouse all days of the week.  We had more than 2600 visitors sign our guest book last season with limited open hours. So far, we have coverage on Friday evenings, Saturday, Sunday, and some Thursday afternoons.  If you are interested in meeting people from all around the world and would like to work at the lighthouse, please give a call, or send an e-mail to:  Dick – 682-4383; oootl@aol.com; or Peg – 585-749-7050; peg@oakorchardlighthouse.org

Please mark your calendars for our summer events:

  • Oak Orchard Lighthouse Day, August 4, 2012
  • Annual Oak Orchard Lighthouse Dinner:  Summer Swing ( a 1940's theme), August 18, 2012

Thank you for your support over these years.  Please come, and walk the walk.  See you at the lighthouse! 

Submitted by Peg Wiley