Watervliet in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mayor James F. Cavanaugh
1910 - 1973
Mayor Cavanaugh was president of the Watervliet Civic Chest Executive Board, a scoutmaster and district commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America and was praised for his work as Chair of the Albany County Charter Commission.
This Monument Dedicated in 2010 By His Loving Family And A Grateful City
Erected 2010 by The Cavanaugh Family and the City of Watervliet.
Location. 42° 43.843′ N, 73° 41.858′ W. Marker is in Watervliet, New York, in Albany County. Touch for map. The marker is located within Hudson Shores Park, overlooking the Hudson River behind the picnic pavilion. Marker is in this post office area: Watervliet NY 12189, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Uncle Sam (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Canal (approx. ¼ mile away); T'was The Night Before Christmas (approx. ¼ mile The Nalle Rescue (approx. ¼ mile away); The Rescue of Charles Nalle (approx. ¼ mile away); U.S. Army 3 Inch M5 Antitank Gun (approx. ¼ mile away); Peter J. Dalessandro (approx. 0.3 miles away); Meneely Foundry (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watervliet.
More about this marker. On Thursday, July 15th, 2010 the 100th birthday of former Watervliet Mayor James F. Cavanaugh Sr.'s at Hudson Shores Park with a bronze plaque set atop a capstone from the Erie Canal lock at 23rd Street that his grandfather, James H. Cavanaugh, operated. The Cavanaugh family, Mayor Mike Manning and Councilman Nick Foglia saluted Cavanaugh, who served from 1968-1973 until his death in office at age 63. The park is dedicated to him.
Cavanaugh was the Watervliet mayor from 1968 to 1973, and in that time had several accomplishments including construction of a new firehouse, the opening of the northern section of I-787, and others. In 2008, Mayor Manning was joined by then-Congressman Mike McNulty and Assembly Majority Leader Ron Canestrari for the dedication of a sign, also in Hudson
Watervliet's Hudson Shores Park is located on 23rd Street adjacent to I-787 and the Hudson River.
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