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Irondequoit in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Irondequoit Bay

Historic New York

 
 
Irondequoit Bay Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
1. Irondequoit Bay Marker
Inscription. From Irondequoit Bay, Indian trails led southward to Seneca villages and on to the Ohio country. LaSalle abd French missionaries arrived in 1669. In 1687, Marquis de Denonville, governor of New France, landed with soldiers and Indian allies to subdue the Iroquois. The expedition devastated Seneca villages but had no permanent effect. The French in 1717 established Fort des Sables, and in 1721 the English built Fort Schuyler to keep watch over their rivals. During the French and Indian War and at later times troops camped temporarily on the bay

In 1797, Salmon Tryon, a land speculator, established the city of Tryon. Hopes of developing it into a thriving port and metropolis were thwarted by superior facilities on the Genesee River, leaving a ghost town after 1818.

Steam vessels once cruised on Irondequoit Bay, and the Bay's waters, marshes and coves attracted fishermen, hunters and ice cutters. Railroad trains in the 19th century and trolley cars in the 20th brought vacationers from Rochester to resorts on the bay. These flourishing summer retreats had declined by 1930. Expanding suburbs, with homes, clubs and parks now surround the bay.
 
Erected 1963 by State Education Department.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing west from parking area image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
2. Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing west from parking area

 
Location. 43° 10.52′ N, 77° 31.254′ W. Marker is in Irondequoit, New York, in Monroe County. Marker is at the intersection of Empire Boulevard (New York State Route 404) and Wilbur Tract Road, on the right when traveling west on Empire Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rochester NY 14609, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. An Early Doctor (approx. 1.5 miles away); Swayne's Corners (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bay Road Elementary School (approx. 3.6 miles away); Widewaters Field (approx. 3.6 miles away); Cobbs Hill Park / Cobbs Hill (approx. 3.6 miles away); Portage Trail (approx. 3.9 miles away); On This Site - Over the Years (approx. 4 miles away); Pioneer Home (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Irondequoit.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing west from Empire Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
3. Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing west from Empire Blvd.
Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing east from Empire Blvd. image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
4. Irondequoit Bay Marker as seen facing east from Empire Blvd.
Irondequoit Bay as seen from marker parking area image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, February 21, 2013
5. Irondequoit Bay as seen from marker parking area
Obviously a shot taken in winter. In better, warmer weather, this bay is busy with motorboats, sailboats and other recreational users.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 389 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on , by Kurt Devlin of Rochester, New York. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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