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Charlotte Beach front.jpg
Postcard depicts Lake Ontario Shore looking east toward the mouth of the Genesee River. At left is a sailboat moored at the West Pier; the red-roofed building at upper center may be a resort hotel called the Spencer House. Along the boardwalk and…

Apple Orchard Survey 006.jpg
This item consists of seven photographs selected from an in-depth survey of New York's apple industry, specifically farms in Wayne County. The bulletin was published under the auspices of Cornell University's Department of Horticulture and as such…

Charlotte Amusement front.jpg
Postcard from a birds-eye view shows the lakeside amusement park near the height of its popularity. The green-roofed building near center likely is the Hotel Ontario, a connection between the area's past as a resort during the 1870s-80s, and its…

Entrance to Niagara River.jpg
The strategic importance of forts at the mouth of Niagara River is shown graphically here: during the War of 1812 it was extremely difficult for either British or American ships to make it past the cannons of (respectively) Fort Niagara or Fort…

Flooding--Sodus Point.jpg
Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 105th Military Police Company construct a sandbag barrier to protect property at Sodus Point, N.Y. from flooding due to rising waters on Lake Ontario on May 22, 2017.

Lake Iroquois@0.5x.jpg
This map shows the approximate outline of a proglacial lake dating some 13,000 years ago, when the Laurentide ice sheet was in retreat and blocked water from flowing north into the North Atlantic Ocean. Instead, its outlet was diverted through…

Windsor Ferry front.jpg
Operating a ship named the "Windsor," the Charlotte and Summerville Ferry Company ran a service between those two towns located at the mouth of the Genesee River beginning at least in 1877. Passenger use climbed with trolley lines running along both…

Rochester--medium.jpg
Detailed map of former Erie Canal boomtown reflects its growth into a large city half a century later. Looking north, from Highland Park, we can trace the Genesee River to Lake Ontario. Several features from Rochester's earliest days still are…

Sea Breeze front.jpg
Overlooking Lake Ontario, this amusement park has remained in operation since its opening in 1879--making it America's fourth-oldest such operation. It originated as a trolly destination in an era without air conditioning; temperatures due to the…
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