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Corner of Route 3 and S. Skinner Road
Taken on 11/05/08
Corner of Route 3 and S. Skinner Road, Henderson

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Route 3, Mannsville
Taken on 11/05/08
Falling down, abandoned building.  Maybe was a garage at one time? Route 3, Mannsville/Pulaski

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Route 3, Mannsville
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Another view

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Route 3, Mannsville
Taken on 11/05/08
Falling down old home, Route 3, Mannsville/Pulaski

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Great Bend Church
Taken on 11/08 by Hope M. of Perceptionphotography.biz
Church, Great Bend, Jefferson County

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Hope M. of Perceptionphotography.biz writes that this is Trinity Chapel which is owned by 4 Valley's Historical Society, they rent it for functions.

Great Bend Church
Taken on 11/08 by Hope M. of Perceptionphotography.biz
Church, Great Bend, Jefferson County

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Great Bend Church
Taken on 11/08 by Hope M. of Perceptionphotography.biz
Church, Great Bend, Jefferson County

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Nicole R. writes:
"I grew up in Great Bend and most of my family did too. My sister posted a comment about the church as well. I remember just staring at the church wondering what mysteries it held and what secret meetings took place there as a kid. I still have a fascination with the church and as run down as it is it is still very beautiful."
Great Bend Church
Taken on 11/08 by Hope M. of Perceptionphotography.biz
Church, Great Bend, Jefferson County

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Dianna B writes:
"I grew up in great bend new york, now living in New Jersey for the past 17 years, its nice to see pictures of my home town. I remember when I was about 5 or 6, walking hand in hand with my grandmother, Blanche Rambone down the hill to attend this church on Palm Sunday, I remember my little dress and my white gloves that she made sure I wore. I also remember her receiving the palm and I carried it home. As I grew older and played with my friends on that very street, I always watched the church and wondered why no one ever used it again. As an adult it always brings back memories of a very special person in my life that passed away many years ago. I've always loved this little church, and wondered why it was in such disrepair over the years."
Old Mexico Point Inn Foundations
Taken on 11/05/08
Ruins of the inn at Mexico Point State Park
This was once a stablehouse and then converted into an inn, which later burned. The Mexico Point State Park is on the grounds of the inn, with an information kiosk showing some old photos and info about the inn.  There are still some of the related buildings standing nearby, which seem to be used.  For more info about Mexico Point State Park and trails click here.
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This photo was used in artwork on this page.

Comments from visitors:
Linda M. writes
"Definitely a Gem on the shores of Lake Ontario. This was our family's summer home until 1986 when State of NY purchased it.
 Loaded with history - the original structure dated back to the late 1890s or possibly 1860s. Still remnants of the huge fireplaces that graced the large banquet halls and entrance pillars remain.
 A Revolutionary War spy named Silas Towne is buried there and his monument was erected in 1871. Look for Spy Island on the trail.
 Occasional tours are conducted thru the replica of an 11th century manor house built in approx. 1930 and created by artists from Columbia University. Unique carvings and artwork still remain."
On 9/18/12 Michele Marano writes "
My dad and uncle were the owners of Mexico Point. We were the ones that provided Professor Casey a lifetime lease of the property. I wrote an article about the property and it was published in the Independent Mirror. http://realestatelovematch.com/2010/11/18/a-nostalgic-reading-mexico-point-new-york/
For the complete article go to http://realestatelovematch.com/2011/06/13/the-mexico-point-story-by-michele-marano/
It gives much more of an actual insight to the property in its true form than any other person's "take" on what they heard about it."
Old Mexico Point Inn Foundations
Taken on 11/05/08
Another view

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Old Mexico Point Inn Foundations
Taken on 11/05/08
What must have been the entrance when the building was standing.  Ruins for previous pics seen in background.

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Paul writes:
"This is a great shot my friend keep up the great work."
Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road
Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road
Taken on 11/18/08
Martin H. wrote with info and directions to the old Robbins farm ruins on Massey Street Road; "I would like to see a picture of the old cow barn on my Grandfathers farm. It is located on the right side of Massey st just before you cross over Rte81. The house and upper barn are still standing. According to what I see on Google earth the old barn is down." 
Unfortunately because of the brush I wasn't able to get very good photos.  See below, left for better ones.

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Martin H writes:
"Was back to Watertown this summer and went back to my old home place. Brought back many memories of my days here."

The following photos taken during Summer of 2009 by Martin H.
Old Robbins Farm ruins on Massey Street Road (also see previous photo).
Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road

Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road Old barn ruins on Massey Street Road
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Ruins of bridge in Totman Gulf
Taken on 10/10/07
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I just dug these photos out from last year.  Great old deteriorated ruins of what must have been a bridge over Totman Gulf, Adams/Lorraine area.
 These ruins seem to be the two vertical structures that held the bridge up (the photo above is one of them, see the other below).  I assume the bridge itself was mostly wooden.  This end had a stone and dirt ramp leading up to it. This ramp in turn came off the side of the steep trail leading from the top of this deep gorge, at a ninety degree angle or so. This trail is mostly washed out now, but the ramp to the bridge is still standing and in fair shape (see next row of photos).  When I was younger I went down this steep trail with a friend of mine in his four-wheel drive truck.  It was certainly a bit scary even then.  Now this trail is even hard to walk down, and is impassable to vehicles, but it's worth the walk down the the bottom if you get the chance.  See pic below for a shot of the high cliffs.

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Totman Gulf
The gulf or gorge, was named after Calvin Totman, an early settler to the area.


Comments from visitors:
Jack S. writes:
"Probably 25 years ago I drove down in the gulf with my old suburban. Wife was sure we would not get out, but we did. When I was there we drove down the creek bed a half mile till my wife got scared. We found a road that took you into the gulf where it had leveled off and drove up the gulf a ways at that time a four wheel drive could made it to the bridge site. As was said if you can walk down it is a sight to see. Even if you can't walk the drive on the road has some turn outs where you can look down into the gulf."
Ruins of bridge in Totman Gulf
Taken on 10/10/07
Here's a closer shot of the previous pic, looking up at it.

You can get to these ruins by going down the Lemay Road until you hit the sharp right-hand turn of the dirt part of the road, park there and look down to find the trail/road down to the bottom.  The Lemay Road is off from Route 11 outside of Adams, NY and a distance from Lorraine.
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Ruins of bridge in Totman Gulf
Google Earth map showing location of bridge and pylon
Ruins of bridge in Totman Gulf
Taken on 10/10/07
Here is the afore-mentioned dirt and stone ramp that must have led up to and was one end of the bridge.

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Ruins of bridge in Totman Gulf
Taken on 10/10/07
This shows another part of the bridge on the opposite shore, right up the side of the cliff.  This side of the gulf isn't as high or as steep as the other side.

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