Akwesasne - "Land Where the Partridge Drums"
Akwesasne - "Land Where the Partridge Drums" is named for the sounds of the Long Sault Rapids on the St. Lawrence River. The river sounded like partridges beating their wings, especially in the winter when the water pounded against the underside of the ice. The rapids were the distinguishing characteristics of this area. After 1958, because of the St. Lawrence Seaway development, the rapids no longer drummed.
The Power Dam, formerly on this site along the St. Regis River, stopped the natural movement of the salmon and other fish species that are native to this water. Now that the dam has been removed, the community of Akwesasne looks forward to restoration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1958.
Location. 44° 58.43′ N, 74° 39.981′ W. Marker is in Akwesasne, New York, in Franklin County. Marker is on Gray Street
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raquette River (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Raquette River (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Blueway Trail (here, next to this marker); Akwesasne (AH kwey ZAH sney) (approx. 1.4 miles away); Captain Samuel Anderson (approx. 3.6 miles away in Canada); The Stone House (approx. 6 kilometers away in Canada); The French Presence in Cornwall (approx. 6.1 kilometers away in Canada); Inverarden (approx. 6.3 kilometers away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Akwesasne.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 18, 2021, by Robert Rusaw of Massena, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.