The Cottages of Long Ago

These photographs were loaned to me by my good neighbor Gerry VanStrydonk. I think he took them himself many years ago. They give you  some idea of the lifestyle of the 1940s to the 1990s.

Here are some more I took of Flo’s Cottage, the last remaining structure, burnt down by vandals.






Here’s a link to an article on The Oxbow

Author: Mike Caswell

I live in Fairport, and my home is at The Oxbow section of The Erie Canal. I fish, have a pontoon boat and like messing in boats. (see I'm retired and enjoy every day living here with my wife Carol and our two dogs.

4 thoughts on “The Cottages of Long Ago”

  1. Just to be clear, the residents were not squatters. My parents bought the house we lived in, and paid New York State for a land permit. Everyone I knew who lived there did the same.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I removed the word Squatters. It was written many years ago when I first started this blog, and they were frequently incorrectly called squatters. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: