On Friday, May 14th at 1:25 pm, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers Morehouse and Savarie responded to a wildfire on Palisades Road, a road running alongside Brant Lake, in the town of Horicon, Warren County. [Read more…] about Adirondack Wildfire Spreads By Wind Before Being Extinguished
“Strange things about Mrs. Simeon Hays,” The Woman That Lived Without Eating
Night and day for three full weeks six well-dressed men would take shifts standing watch over Betsey Hays in her bed. They planned to stay with her two at a time in her one room cabin and make careful scientific notes. For Betsey, who spent most of her time tormented by uncontrollable bodily contortions and seizures, it was something she was used to.
Over the past two years, thousands of people had come to Chestertown in Northern Warren County to stand over her as she suffered. [Read more…] about “Strange things about Mrs. Simeon Hays,” The Woman That Lived Without Eating
Great Brant Lake Canoe Race Set For August 13th
The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has announced the second Great Brant Lake Canoe Race has been set for Saturday, August 13th. Paddlers will begin at the north end of the lake and paddle 5.5 miles to the town Beach on the Mill Pond in Horicon, Warren County, NY. [Read more…] about Great Brant Lake Canoe Race Set For August 13th
Great Brant Lake Canoe Race August 7th
The North Warren Chamber of Commerce has announce the second Great Brant Lake Canoe Race is set for Saturday, August 7th. Brant Lake, considered the location of the first log drives in America, is located just west of Lake George in the Adirondacks. [Read more…] about Great Brant Lake Canoe Race August 7th
An Old Hudson River Chain Recalls Logging History
Recently my son Adam and his daughter were canoeing on the Hudson River above the Feeder Dam in Glens Falls when they noticed a small tree growing atop an old stone pier about 30 feet from shore – and something more. Tangled in the roots, they found a large old rusted chain with links 4 inches wide by 6 inches long.
Sharing pictures with Richard “Dick” Nason, the unofficial Finch Pruyn Paper Company historian and an authority on river log drives, it appears likely the chain was left over from the heyday of log drives on the Hudson River. [Read more…] about An Old Hudson River Chain Recalls Logging History