Rotterdam in Schenectady County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
George S. Haswell III
1946 - 1994
Mariner, master of the batteau Discovery, which departed this harbor August 21, 1992, on the 200th anniversary of Schuyler's Expedition, through her final voyage to Onondaga Lake, July 9th 1994; there he was struck by lightning and died, July 11th 1994.
Erected as a testament to his knowledge, skill, and selflessness, by his shipmates and friends
Erected by Friends and Shipmates of George S. Haswell III.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1666.
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. The marker is mounted on the other side of the Gateway Landing marker stone. Marker is in Gateway Landing Park which is in the Town of Rotterdam. The marker is near the gazebo and dock at Gateway Landing Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gateway Landing (here, next to this marker); Schenectady Early Frontier (within shouting distance of this marker); Circa 1824 (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Aaron Dickinson (about 800 feet away); ca 1786 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Robert Sanders House 1750 (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1832-1838 (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rotterdam.
Also see . . .
1. The batteau Discovery. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
2. The "Discovery" Crew. (Submitted on December 29, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 29, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 383 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on December 29, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.