First White Men – Pultneyville

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4165 Lake Rd
Williamson, NY 14589
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Sign and old home - now abandoned.


First white men from 1687 French batteaux
Men stopped here to trade with Indians. First settler “Yankee Bill” Waters, a hunter lived here 1804.


State Education Department – 1935

What was there

Beach and pioneer home.

What is there now

A small lake-side park with two informational signs, a monument to lake captains of Pultneyville (on which is a Coast Guard beacon), a yellow house that is supposedly on the original site of Yankee Bill Waters.

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Matthew Conheady

  • Sign and old home - now abandoned.
  • The beach at the yacht club.
  • Lake Ontario as seen from the small park here.
  • The small park
  • Monument

Posted: November 14, 2011


Category: Finger Lakes, Locations, Wayne County

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