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Jennings Pond - Danby, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff
N 42° 20.811 W 076° 29.216
18T E 377525 N 4689358
Quick Description: What was created for a saw and gristmill, then used for ice, became a State Park used for swimming, canoeing, and kayaking.
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 12/25/2015 5:48:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMQ5NF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:
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"Lewis Beardsley was the first owner of the headwaters of Buttermilk Creek--now the northern outflow of Jennings Pond. In 1805 Beardsley sold the land to Joseph Judson, who dammed the creek to form Judson's Pond. Here he operated a saw- and gristmill...ice was cut from Jennings Pond in the winter and hauled by wagon or sleigh to Luce's and stored in his icehouse. The practice of cutting ice from the pond stopped when mechanically made ice from Illston Ice Company or Ithaca Ice and Coal Company could be delivered to Luce any time of the year...In the 1930s, the Jennings family began conveying the land to the State. Today, there are no more members of the Jennings family living in Danby, and the entire pond and nearby woods is part of Buttermilk Falls State Park."
Waterway where the dam is located: Buttermilk Creek

Main use of the Water Dam: Recreation Area

Material used in the structure: embankment

Date built: 1/1/1805

Fishing Allowed: yes

Motor Sports Allowed: no

Height of Dam: Not listed

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