Salina in Onondaga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
French Fort, Jesuit Well, Col. Van Schaick
The salt springs at Onondaga Lake were visited by Father LeMoyne, August 16, 1654. The following year Fathers Chaumonot and Dablon made a settlement here and on 1656 founded the mission of Ste. Marie of Ganentaa which was abandoned in 1658 because of the hostility of the Indians.
Frontenac erected a palisaded enclosure August 3, 1696, before attacking Onondaga, then situated south of present Jamesville.
was situated on the site of the mission and fort near this point.
Col. Van Schaick
and his expedition encamped on the shore of the lake near here, April 21, 1779, after their attack on the villages of the Onondagas.
Erected 1930 by Syracuse Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, and New York State.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Sons of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 43° 5.571′ N, 76° 11.743′ W. Marker is in Salina, New York, in Onondaga County. Marker is on Onondaga Lake Parkway (New York State Route 370) one mile south of Oswego Street. Click for map. Marker is tipped on its side in overgrowth on a path behind the mission at the Skä•noñh - Great Law of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Paddock Mill (approx. 4.2 miles away); Syracuse Area (approx. 4.8 miles away); 9 Mile Creek Aqueduct (approx. 5.2 miles away); a different marker also named Syracuse Area (approx. 6.2 miles away); Cigarville Station (approx. 6.5 miles away); Willett Tract (approx. 6.6 miles away); Pine Plains (approx. 6.7 miles away); John Leach (approx. 6.8 miles away).
More about this marker. GPS coordinates are for the path behind the mission; specific location alongside the path not defined.
Also see . . .
1. Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center. Marker is on the grounds of the Skä•noñh - Great Law of Peace Center. (Submitted on December 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
2. Goose Van Schaick - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 1, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.