Squaw Island

Squaw Island (HM161Z)

Location: Canandaigua, NY 14424 Ontario County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 52.309', W 77° 16.383'

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The Island beyond this pier is known as Squaw Island, the smallest State Park in New York State. This area is the birth place of the Seneca Indian Nation, Keepers of the Western Gate of the Iroquois League. According to legend, the wives and children of the Senecas sought refuge on the island during the invasion of their home by General Sullivan in 1779.

At one time, the island was much larger, but the elements have reduced it to its present size. Through the efforts of a group of local citizens led by one person, it is now protected against further erosion for the enjoyment of posterity. Gratefully, this memorial is dedicated to him, Clifford E. Murphy (1895-1982) Canandaigua businessman and civic leader.

HM NumberHM161Z
Year Placed1984
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 7:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 314339 N 4749086
Decimal Degrees42.87181667, -77.27305000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 52.309', W 77° 16.383'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 52' 18.54" N, 77° 16' 22.98" W
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Area Code(s)585
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3 City Pier, Canandaigua NY 14424, US
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