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Near Hammond in Saint Lawrence County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Thousand Islands

Historic New York

 
 
The Thousand Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2014
1. The Thousand Islands Marker
Inscription.

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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Historic New York marker series.
 
Location. 44° 31.335′ N, 75° 44.489′ W. Marker is near Hammond, New York, in Saint Lawrence County. Marker is on New York State Route
The Thousand Islands Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2014
2. The Thousand Islands Marker
12 one mile north of Oak Point Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at a roadside pulloff along the St. Lawrence River. Marker is in this post office area: Hammond NY 13646, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Oak Point (approx. ¾ mile away); Crossover Island (approx. 2.3 miles away); The Chippewa Bay Area (approx. 3.4 miles away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 3.9 miles away); William Buell’s 1816 Map of Brockville (approx. 5.3 miles away in Canada); William Buell, Sr. (approx. 8.5 kilometers away in Canada); Forsyth’s Raid 1813 (approx. 8.5 kilometers away in Canada); William McNeil (approx. 8.7 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hammond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Visit the 1000 Islands. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Thousand Islands.com. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thousand Islands Life. (Submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsEnvironmentSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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