Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Good Citizenship in Alexandria Bay

On 4 August, 2013 Glen and Debby Borek were vacationing in Alexandria Bay, NY, staying at the Otter Creek Inn, owned by Dennis and Debby Butterfield.. In the early hours of the morning, Glen heard a man in trouble in the waters of Otter Creek. He helped him to shore, where he and Debby assisted him into their room to await the ambulance. After an evaluation by
ambulance personnel, he was sent home. The US Coast Guard Auxiliary and the 1000 Island Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution gave the Boreks Good Citizenship Awards for helping a stranger in danger of drowning. The Butterfields also gave them a free in season stay for the date of their choice.

Back Row, L-R; Steve Slagsvol USCGA, Debbie Butterfield, Mark Spaulding NYS Parks Assistant Regional Director, Cody Ramm USCG, Mary Erskine-Coyne, Parks Honeywell USCGA
Front Row, L-R; Anne and Glen Borek, Bruce Coyne TISAR, Penny Kernehan Alexandria Bay Fire Department President

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Noah Hutchins

Recently the 100 Islands Chapter of the SAR marked the grave of patriot Noah Hutchins in Orleans cemetery, Lafargeville, NY.  He was born 28 November 1757 in Voluntown, New London, CT and died 28 August 1838 in the town of Orleans.

In December of 1776, at Windsor, Berkshire, MA he enlisted as a private in Capt. William Watkins company, Col Seymour's Regiment, MA Militia, marched to Albany, then Greensborough, now Whitehall, then to Ticonderoga. Continued in service until was dismissed. Was sent to the Battle of Bennington, 16 August 1777, but arrived just after the battle. In September of 1777 called out with Col Clark's Regiment to prevent the march of Burgoyne and, then a Sergeant, was at Saratoga when Burgoyne surrendered, 17 October 1777. He was called out on several alarms in MA.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Pinckney Corners Cemetery, Copenhagen, NY

Thanks to the work of a lot of people the cemetery on Pinckney road, Copenhagen, NY has been restored and the graves of the veterans have been marked.  There is still work to do on the larger stones but the work all ready accomplished is impressive.

On 10 October 2015 a ceremony was held, honoring the buried veterans and celebrating the erecting of a plaque and the placing of the cemetery on the National Historic Register.

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Thanks to everyone for their work and dedication.  It was a honor to be a pert of it, however small, as a member ot the Thousand Islands Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.