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Rotterdam in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gateway Landing

Schenectady Harbor 1660 - 1820

 
 
Gateway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2011
1. Gateway Landing Marker
Inscription. Head of navigation on the Mohawk, this thriving gateway post funneled traders, soldiers and settlers west for over 160 years. Warehouses -- filled with furs, grain, salt, potash and other goods -- lined the far bank of the Binnekill. Hundreds of river bateaux and later Schenectady Boats were made in nearby boatyards. Gen. Philip Schulyer departed this site Aug. 21, 1792 to survey the Mohawk. His Western Inland Lock Navigation Company (1792-1820) pioneered the way for the Erie Canal.
The harbor was destroyed in the great fire of 1819.

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Erie Canal marker series.
 
Location. 42° 49.048′ N, 73° 57.112′ W. Marker is in Rotterdam, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is on SCCC Loop, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Gateway Landing Park which is in the Town of Rotterdam. The marker is near the gazebo and dock. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. George S. Haswell III (here, next to this marker); Home of Aaron Dickinson (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Robert Sanders House 1750
Gateway Landing Marker - Artwork Detail image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2011
2. Gateway Landing Marker - Artwork Detail

"Schenectady Harbor"-- 1814 L.F. Tantillo 1992
The image on this marker is based on an orginal 1992 painting by Len F. Tantillo. The painting depicts the Stockade area of the city shortly before the great fire of 1819. A Mohawk River bateau makes its way toward the wharf.
(approx. 0.2 miles away); John Glen House 1740 (approx. 0.2 miles away but has been reported missing); Cur Non? (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hotel Van Curler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Arendt Van Curler (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commemorating Massacre (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Schenectady Harbor, 1814. (Submitted on November 27, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
Gateway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, November 25, 2011
3. Gateway Landing Marker
Gateway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, May 6, 2008
4. Gateway Landing Marker
Gateway Landing Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 29, 2011
5. Gateway Landing Marker
The Mohawk River flows to the east beyond the railroad bridge in the background. The Schenectady Stockade is across the remains of the Binnekill, to the right behind the marker. The Binnekill was at one time was an arm of the Mohawk River.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 402 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   4. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   5. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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