The Chippewa Bay Area
Historic New York
This area was settled early in the 1800's by immigrants from Scotland. They were encouraged to come here by agents of George Parish, a large landholder in the North Country. These conscientious farmers and tradesmen came up the St. Lawrence River from Montreal with true pioneer determination. The hardships of the frontier were especially severe since much of the land had to be redeemed with the axe.
As the trials of the first years passed, fields of grain replaced the forest and gave way to prosperous farms. Gradually, the original log cabins were replaced by stone houses, many of which survive to this day. Superb workmanship, firmness of principle and industriousness were part of this Scottish tradition that is now part of our heritage.
Erected 1969 by New York State Education Department & Department of Transportation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list.
Location. 44° 28.697′
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Singer Castle on Dark Island (here, next to this marker); The Thousand Islands (here, next to this marker); Crossover Island (approx. 1.1 miles away); Oak Point (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named The Thousand Islands (approx. 3.4 miles away); Chimney Island (Bridge Island) (approx. 3˝ miles away in Canada); The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 6 kilometers away in Canada); Bay Road Cemetery (approx. 6.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chippewa Bay.
Additional keywords. Thousand Islands
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. This page has been viewed 413 times since then and 33 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on June 26, 2012, by Nancy Mueller of LaFayette, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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