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Senator Joe Griffo took over the operation of the amateur ham radio this Saturday August 16, 2015 at the Verona Beach Lighthouse. The Verona Beach Lighthouse was host to the annual International Lighthouse Lightship Weekend. The event promotes public awareness of Lightships, and Lighthouses around the world. The event started by a amateur radio group from Scotland. The local chairman for this event at The Verona Beach Lighthouse was Fred Legawiec.

Over 500 Lighthouses and Lighthouses world wide participate. Strict guidelines must be met to register for this event and the Verona Beach Lighthouse qualified due to it's rich Erie Canal History. The Verona Beach Lighthouse is the only registered in land Lighthouse.

From left to right: Bruce Woodward, VBL board, Marion Brenon VBL board, Teri Knight VBL board, Senator Joe Griffo in front of the Verona Beach Lighthouse.

Senator Griffo operating the radio

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The Verona Beach Lighthouse Association, Inc. is a non-profit public charity organization of community minded citizens dedicated to the restoration and preservation of this historic landmark.

The ongoing effort will provide not only a beacon for safe mariner travel, but also an educational facility relative to the history of the lighthouse since 1917 for generations to come.

Our organization was officially formed in the summer of 2002 by a few residents whose common goal was to “save” the lighthouse. I don’t think that anyone initially realized the magnitude of paperwork and documentation that would be required.

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