Sunday School class has picnic atop lighthouse in 1907

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 August 2013 at 12:00 am

BARKER – The Orleans Hub wrote about the 30-Mile Point Lighthouse last week, making the bold claim the lighthouse in Barker may be the best one on the south shore of Lake Ontario.

A reader, Gary Breuilly of Greene, NY, sent this historic photograph of the lighthouse. A Sunday School class from an Adventist Church in Jeddo had a picnic at the lighthouse in 1907.

The photograph was taken by a well-known local photographer at the time, W.C. Eaton of Jeddo. Breuilly has a collection of Eaton photos, which include many Orleans County scenes. One of the people pictured at the lighthouse is Eaton’s son, Chester.