Our visit to the lighthouse museum was interesting. The docent gave us a lot of information on the battle that happened in Sodus Point during the war of 1812. This battle resulted in the town of Sodus Point being burned to the ground. We learned about how both sides treated officers differently than enlisted men, protecting their deceased bodies during war to be collected by family members later. When the war was settled, all boundaries (US and Canadian) were reset where they were prior to the war. More detail on this can be read at: war of 1812 and Sodus Point
We then toured the few local artifacts in the museum and climbed the lighthouse tower. Last we learned of why there were two lighthouses. After the construction of the breakwater, soil accretion greatly altered the shape of the shoreline and the new shoreline point was no longer being properly marked by the old light house. Eventually the first lighthouse was only creating confusion and was put out of commission. At this point only the second lighthouse was retained.
While here in Sodus Point we did a day trip to the Corning Glass Museum (about an hour drive away). While this was a return visit for Teri, the museum is so interesting, she wanted to return. This is one of the more interesting museum we have been to and we highly recommend you visit it if you get a chance.
At the museum one is taken though a global 3500 years of glass with thousands of artifacts to view. There are several glass making demonstrations that are informative and stunning to watch. We learned how some colors are only achieved by heating the glass longer and also how on completion of a piece that piece must be brought to cool slowly in a kiln to keep it from cracking. The demonstrations took us from sand to finish and are incredible to watch.
While we have provided a few pictures within, take some time to look at the Corning website as it provides a better understanding of all that this wonderful museum has to offer. Corning Glass Museum)