Near Hammond in St. Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Thousand Islands
Historic New York
As you enter the Thousand Island Region, you visit what the Iroquois called, "the Garden Place of the Great Spirit." This series of scenic isles actually number more than 1,800, ranging from small bird perches to some containing thousands of acres. Once the playground of the fabulously wealthy, this area now serves millions of vacationers from all income levels.
The blue waters surrounding the islands contain record size bass and the fabled muskellunge. Local guides are available to take fishermen out to catch the "big ones." Swimming, boating, camping and sightseeing are the big attractions for tourists. The Thousand Islands International Bridge, dedicated in 1938 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is one more link of friendship between the United States and Canada. Visitors from both countries come to this region to enjoy the serenity and grandeur of the Thousand Islands.
Erected 1969 by New York State Education Department and Department of Transporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & ViaductsEnvironment • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Historic New York State series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
Location. 44° 31.335′ N, 75° 44.489′ W. Marker is near Hammond, New York, in St. Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route 12, one mile north of Oak Point Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is at a roadside pulloff along the St. Lawrence River. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond NY 13646, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Point (approx. Ύ mile away); Crossover Island (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Thousand Islands (approx. 3.4 miles away); The Chippewa Bay Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Singer Castle on Dark Island (approx. 3.4 miles away); War of 1812 (approx. 3.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); The Macdonald Cartier Freeway (approx. 4.8 miles away in Canada). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
Also see . . .
1. Thousand Islands.com. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thousand Islands Life. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 314 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.