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Squaw Island

A Pictoral History

 

Images courtesy of Ontario County Historical Society, dates are estimated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor, Frank Townsend Hutchens, 1887 - note boathouses along pier and steamboat smoke


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor, Charles Dickens Wader, pre-1918 - note Canandaigua skyline


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Low water year - early 20th century


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Early 20th century


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

c. 1918 - 1930, during “State Museum Reservation” period


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back of postcard above


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Postcard view c. 1930-1950


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen family picnic on Squaw Island, no date


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squaw Island from Atwater Meadows, c. 1950-70


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High water year, possibly 1972 (Hurricane Agnes)


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squaw Island from the air, mid 20th century


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squaw Island from the air, c. 1970s


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor, Walter Henn, pre-1975


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolor - Fred Johnson, 1995


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squaw Island from the City Pier in winter, pre-1986


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before 2001 stabilization work - note Water Biscuit boulder at right


Squaw Island is owned by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and is managed as a wildlife management area. For more information, click here.

 


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