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Around Three Mile Bay (Images of America) by Elaine T. Bock

By Elaine T. Bock

3 Mile Bay, positioned slightly below the Canadian border within the city of Lyme, used to be settled among 1810 and 1820. Early immigrants from Canada and Europe have been drawn through the abundance of water-powered generators and factories alongside the area’s waterways. on the mouth of 3 Mile Creek stood the sawmill of Peter and Richard Estes, inbuilt 1820; from 1860 to the 1900s, limestone quarried within the 3 Mile Bay quarter used to be identified for its greater caliber. Resident Asa Wilcox outfitted forty eight brigs, propellers, schooners, and different seafaring vessels from 1835 to 1853, a few finally becoming a member of the nearly 500 shipwrecked vessels now resting on the backside of Lake Ontario. Fishing and promoting potash have been usually carried on by way of farmers as facet ventures. while a great deal of potash, and infrequently wheat, have been hauled to Albany, at the go back journey item used to be introduced again to be bought in neighborhood shops. For generations, households constructed their trades and helped to maintain the hard-working humans of the hamlet of 3 Mile Bay.

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