Port of Entry Marker and Wilson Boat House

Port of Entry Marker and Wilson Boat House (HM1CSE)

Location: Wilson, NY 14172 Niagara County
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Country: United States of America
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N 43° 18.992', W 78° 49.994'

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This stone commemorates Wilson Harbor as a Port of Entry. The early growth of Wilson Harbor was spearheaded by Luther Wilson (first son of our founder Reuben Wilson). In the late 1800's this area contained many boathouses and storehouses, used to store small rowboats and, in later years, early powered launches used for fishing. These boats were also used to ferry people to and from Sunset Island. Summer resort guests, along with local people, would rent rowboats, canoes, fishing poles and bait, after which they would spend a day on the lake or in the harbor. The structure that is now the current Wilson Boat House was built in the early 1900's as a fresh fish market. A large motor launch was used for fishing and to provide ferry service to Sunset Island. It has been added to and remodeled many times over the years and has even survived a fire in the 1950's. - as told by C. F. Horton. Wilson Boathouse & Fish Market circa 1930's.
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HM NumberHM1CSE
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 3:22am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 675702 N 4798246
Decimal Degrees43.31653333, -78.83323333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 18.992', W 78° 49.994'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 18' 59.52" N, 78° 49' 59.64" W
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Area Code(s)716
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 57 Harbor St, Wilson NY 14172, US
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