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Geneva in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pathmark Geneva

Steamboats

 
 
Pathmark Geneva Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
1. Pathmark Geneva Marker
Inscription.  At least 15 steamboats were built between 1828 and 1906 to run on Seneca Lake. The Lake's first steamboat, the Seneca Chief made its maiden voyage the length of the lake and back on July 3, 1828. Operated by Geneva Merchants, John B. and Robert Rumney, it was 90 ft. long, with a 45 hp engine and made the trip within 8 hours. The Ben Loder, Seneca Lake's largest steamboat could carry 1,500 passengers. The Portadora, built in 1909, was the first gasoline powered boat to run a regular schedule on the lake and signaled the beginning of the end of Seneca Lake's steamboat era.
 
Erected by Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1940.
 
Location. 42° 51.891′ N, 76° 58.782′ W. Marker is in Geneva, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Lake Front Drive (U.S. 20) just south of Lake Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Geneva NY 14456, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Log House (approx. 0.2 miles away); B.P.O. Elks No. 1054
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(approx. ¼ mile away); The Steamer "Seneca" (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Korean War and Cold War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Geneva.
 
Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing North image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
2. Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing North
Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing South image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
3. Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing South
Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing West image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
4. Pathmark Geneva Marker as seen facing West
Entrance to Lakefront Park's South entrance as seen from Pathmark Geneva Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Yugoboy, August 8, 2012
5. Entrance to Lakefront Park's South entrance as seen from Pathmark Geneva Marker
<i> Steamer Colonial, on Seneca Lake, Geneva, N.Y.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by Calvin A. King, circa 1908
6. Steamer Colonial, on Seneca Lake, Geneva, N.Y.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 7, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   6. submitted on December 17, 2014. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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