I recently had several emails from Bob Wilson, Harrisburg, Oregon. He was looking for information regarding people who had been in the cemeteries that were moved when the St. Lawrence Seaway was being built in the mid nineteen fifties. I quickly discovered that he had considerable information on these cemeteries, and he generously provided me with news items that appeared in the local newspapers from that era. He searched on-line for these items, using the Northern New York Library Network @ http://www.nnyln.org. I thought the articles were very interesting, and through his generosity, there are links below to these items. I also found that if you "Google" "St. Lawrence Seaway cemeteries" you will come up with more information, including information on the Canadian cemeteries that were affected by this project.

 

April 15, 1954 news article, Massena Observer

March 28, 1955 news aricle, Massena Observer

April 21, 1955 legal notice, Massena Observer

October 29, 1956 news article, Massena Observer

September 16, 1957 legal notice, Ogdensburg Journal

June 28, 1984 news article, Massena Observer

Obituary for F. A. Barnhart, September 1913

Farm options renewed, September 1926

Cline Cemetery move, August 19, 1954