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Old 09-10-2009, 08:53 PM   #1
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Kelley Point Lean-tos

Hi,

On a recent trip to Long Lake/Raquette river, we stayed on Long Lake's Kelley Point (great campsite). Conveniently, we found a set of stone stairs leading further up away from the canoe docking area. Back behind this staircase, was what looked like a stone foundation and a lot of open space behind it. I'm just curious is anyone knows the history of this point, because it is quite far from Route 28 or other roads from my recollection. Thanks in advance for any history lessons!

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Old 09-11-2009, 09:39 AM   #2
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Wish Hawk was still on this forum...he would probably know!
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:31 AM   #3
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Hi Bailey...I have often wondered the same thing. It's been almost 7 years since you put this post up, but I am just as curious as you are about Kelley Point. If anyone knows information about this point, I would absolutely love know any information that can be passed along about the history of this point.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:21 PM   #4
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I seem to recall that kellys point was also referred to as Youngs point. I believe there used to be a hotel there. I could be mistaking it with a different spot.
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Old 07-12-2016, 05:23 PM   #5
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Could this possibly be the location of the home of Senator Orville H. Platt? I think I remember reading about this in "An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp".
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:10 PM   #6
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My knowledge concurs with DuctTape's. I believe it was a hotel. I'm fairly certain there is information about it in one of the guidebooks that covers that area.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:19 AM   #7
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It's very hard to see, but here is a picture of the structure that once stood on Youngs Point which is now known as Kelly's Point. It's from the Long Lake Historical Society.

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Old 07-25-2016, 02:36 AM   #8
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Could this possibly be the location of the home of Senator Orville H. Platt? I think I remember reading about this in "An Adirondack Passage: The Cruise of the Canoe Sairy Gamp".
According to the Adirondack Almanack his camp was built in 1870 on Birch Point. Apparently his was the first summer camp built on Long Lake.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:46 AM   #9
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Apparently his was the first summer camp built on Long Lake.
Nonsense.
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Old 07-25-2016, 05:20 AM   #10
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Nonsense.
http://www.adirondackalmanack.com/20...lle-platt.html

That information and article was written by Abbey Verner who is the president of the Long Lake Historical Society. She is also archivist for Long Lake’s historical collection and Director of Prospect Research for Union College and later for the Albany Institute of History & Art.

Care to explain why her information and opinion is nonsense while your's is not?
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Old 07-25-2016, 06:29 AM   #11
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Apparently his was the first summer camp built on Long Lake.
Pffffft!
White Man/Woman Logic; Arrogance and Absurdity.
The first camp to Leave Traces, does not a first camp make.
Myopic History.

You speak of 1870?
I care not to explain further.
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Old 07-25-2016, 02:29 PM   #12
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Wow.
I guess your right. Not that it wasn't completely obvious that I was referring to a time when the area began being settled - by the most commonly accepted definition today.

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Old 07-25-2016, 02:47 PM   #13
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Pffffft!
White Man/Woman Logic; Arrogance and Absurdity.
The first camp to Leave Traces, does not a first camp make.
Myopic History.

You speak of 1870?
I care not to explain further.
LNT.
In fact- reference was to first summer camp BUILT, not first camp made-
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:15 PM   #14
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Pffffft!
White Man/Woman Logic; Arrogance and Absurdity.
The first camp to Leave Traces, does not a first camp make.
Myopic History.

You speak of 1870?
I care not to explain further.
LNT.
And by the way - I've seen some of your posts and know that you are an avid fly fisherman. I've also noticed that you refer to all the lakes, ponds, rivers, and creeks you fish by the names given to them mostly by European settlers and not the original names by which the Indians named and knew them. If I wanted to could I not just as easily call you out on every post and say you're an arrogant and absurd person using "white man logic" for daring to call them by place names given to them after they had already been named? Isn't it absurd and arrogant to name that which has already been named?
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Old 07-25-2016, 07:46 PM   #15
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Come on now...We all know not to take a late night/early morning post from our pal Sero so seriously.

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Old 07-25-2016, 09:25 PM   #16
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Exactly......You just need to know how to take him, as entertainment
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:51 PM   #17
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He's been naming his fishing spots and I missed them? Somebody PM them to me!
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Old 07-25-2016, 10:56 PM   #18
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Sorry. If that is the case then so be it - I can take a joke. But the fact is I'm obviously a new member and as such not aware of all that and he made no indication in his posts that he was not serious (no 'ha', emoji, etc.) and so the tone to me felt real. As everyone knows tone can be hard, if not impossible, to convey once something has been filtered through a keyboard on the internet.. Especially since the first post simply said what I had posted was 'nonsense'. I guess it just struck a bit of a nerve with me because it was the first time since I became a member here that a more senior member has made me feel unwelcome. Anyway - live and learn I guess.
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