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Hamlin in Monroe County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The West Shelter

 
 
The West Shelter Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
1. The West Shelter Marker
Inscription. The West Shelter, or Shelter 3 as it is known today, was built by the men of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1252 in 1937. They quarried the stone locally and cut the timbers in the CCC camp sawmill.

The West Shelter as it appeared some time after its completion in 1937. All photographs courtesy Hamlin Town Historian.

The interior of the West Shelter. Note the picnic tables, also built by the CCC.

From 1933 to 1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) rescued roughly two million men from poverty and provided them with jobs doing sorely needed conservation work during America's worst economic crisis, the Great Depression. CCC Company 1252 was housed at Hamlin Beach from 1935-1941.

A sawmill was part of the CCC camp at Hamlin Beach State Park. The mill produced lumber for buildings and furniture such as picnic tables.

 
Erected by Hamlin Beach State Park.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Civilian Conservation Corps marker series.
 
Location. 43° 21.825′ N, 77° 57.249′ W. Marker is in Hamlin, New York, in Monroe County. Marker can be reached from Hamlin Beach State Park Road 0.7 miles north of Lake Ontario Parkway. Touch for map.
Left Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
2. Left Detail
Marker is at the southeast corner of the shelter. The shelter is by the northeast corner of Area 3 parking. Marker is in this post office area: Hamlin NY 14464, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A New Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Building a Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The CCC Goes to Work (approx. mile away); Norway Colony (approx. 3.1 miles away); Hamlin No. 14 (approx. 3.2 miles away); First Settlers (approx. 3.7 miles away); Peerson Home (approx. 4.1 miles away); The Sloopers (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamlin.
 
Also see . . .  Hamlin Beach State Park. New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. (Submitted on April 26, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Right Detail image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
3. Right Detail
East Side of West Shelter and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
4. East Side of West Shelter and Marker
Marker at left.
East and North Sides of West Shelter and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
5. East and North Sides of West Shelter and Marker
Marker at left.
South Side of West Shelter and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, April 11, 2015
6. South Side of West Shelter and Marker
Marker at right.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on April 26, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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