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Watervliet in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Mayor James F. Cavanaugh

1910 - 1973

 
 
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
1. Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker
Inscription.  Served the City of Watervliet from 1967 to 1973. Throughout his years of service he accomplished a great deal for Watervliet, including renovations at City Hall and police headquarters, construction of a new firehouse, the opening of the northern section of I-787 and improvements to the Youth and Senior Citizens centers.

Mayor Cavanaugh was president of the Watervliet Civic Chest Executive Board, a scoutmaster and district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America and was praised for his work as Chair of the Albany County Charter Commission.

This Monument Dedicated in 2010 By His Loving Family And A Grateful City
 
Erected 2010 by The Cavanaugh Family and the City of Watervliet.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkGovernment & Politics. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 42° 43.843′ N, 73° 41.858′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. The marker is located within Hudson Shores Park, overlooking the Hudson River behind the picnic pavilion. Touch for map
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. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Sam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); T'was The Night Before Christmas (approx. ¼ mile away); The Nalle Rescue (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rescue of Charles Nalle (approx. ¼ mile away); On This Site (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun (approx. ¼ mile away); Julia Howard Bush Memorial Center (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
 
More about this marker. On Thursday, July 15th, 2010 the 100th birthday of former Watervliet Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Sr.'s at Hudson Shores Park with a bronze plaque set atop a capstone from the Erie Canal lock at 23rd Street that his grandfather, James H. Cavanaugh, operated. The Cavanaugh family, Mayor Mike Manning and Councilman Nick Foglia saluted Cavanaugh, who served from 1968-1973 until his death in office at age 63. The park is dedicated to him.

Cavanaugh was the Watervliet mayor from 1968 to 1973, and in that time had several accomplishments including construction of a new firehouse, the opening of the northern section of I-787, and others. In 2008, Mayor Manning was joined by then-Congressman Mike McNulty and Assembly
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
2. Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker Detail
James F. Cavanaugh Sr.
b. July 15th, 1910 - d. 1973
Majority Leader Ron Canestrari for the dedication of a sign, also in Hudson Shores Park, in honor of the former mayor.

Watervliet's Hudson Shores Park is located on 23rd Street adjacent to I-787 and the Hudson River.
 
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
3. Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker
The Cavanaugh bronze plaque is afixed to a capstone from the Erie Canal lock at 23rd Street. That lock had been operated by the Mayor's grandfather, James H. Cavanaugh.
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
4. Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker
The Hudson Shores Park picnic pavilion is in the background.
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
5. Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Marker
View looking east from inside the picnic pavilion. The Captain J.P.II, an excursion ship, is docked across the Hudson River in Troy.
Hudson Shores Park in Watervliet image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Howard C. Ohlhous, October 5, 2011
6. Hudson Shores Park in Watervliet
In 2008, Watervliet Mayor Michael P. Manning was joined by then-Congressman Mike McNulty and Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari for the dedication of this sign, also in Hudson Shores Park, in honor of the former mayor, James F. Cavanaugh Sr.
Watervliet Seal image. Click for full size.
Photographed By City of Watervliet
7. Watervliet Seal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 9, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 994 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 9, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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