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Mahopac in Putnam County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Canopus Island

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
1. Canopus Island Marker
Inscription.  
Until 1760 Grand Island was a sacred site of the Wappinger Indians whose Chief Sachem was Daniel Nimham. By 1880 the Blackberry Iron Mine took ore to shore by ferry.

 
Erected 2002 by Lake Mahopac Rotary Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans. A significant historical year for this entry is 1760.
 
Location. 41° 22.349′ N, 73° 44.587′ W. Marker is in Mahopac, New York, in Putnam County. Marker is on S Lake Blvd. (New York State Route 6 N) east of Hilltop Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mahopac NY 10541, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Mahopac (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sibyl Ludington (approx. half a mile away); Railroad Station (approx. half a mile away); Major John Andre (approx. half a mile away); Dean House (approx. 0.6 miles away); 1941 “Lest We Forget” 1945 (approx. 0.7 miles away); God Bless Our Fallen Soldiers (approx. 0.7 miles away); Korean and Vietnam War Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mahopac.
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
2. Marker in Mahopac
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Canopus Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
3. Canopus Island Marker
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By Bill Coughlin, April 10, 2012
4. Lake Mahopac
Canopus Island is located in Lake Mahopac. This photo of the lake was taken from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 10, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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