At one time, the island was much larger, but the elements have reduced it to its present size. Through the efforts of a group of local citizens led by one person, it is now protected against further erosion for the enjoyment of posterity. Gratefully, this memorial is dedicated to him, Clifford E. Murphy (1895-1982) Canandaigua businessman and civic leader.
Location. 42° 52.309′ N, 77° 16.383′ W. Marker is in Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario County. Marker is on City Pier ¼ mile south of Lakeshore Rd. Touch for map. The name City Pier mean something. This is at the very end of a driving "pier." The view from here is quite incredible. Marker is in this post office area: Canandaigua NY 14424, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Boathouse History (a few steps from this marker); Routes of the Armies of General John Sullivan and General James Clinton 1779
More about this marker. To get to the pier and marker, it is easy to find by passing to the right of the Sullivan-Clinton Marker here.
Regarding Squaw Island. There have been numerous efforts by people to get this island renamed to something less "offensive" to Native Americans. All have come to naught, and I expect this to continue.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 16, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 16, 2012, by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.