Three Mile Bay, New York

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Three Mile Bay, New York
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Coordinates: 44°4′53″N76°11′54″W / 44.08139°N 76.19833°W / 44.08139; -76.19833 Coordinates: 44°4′53″N76°11′54″W / 44.08139°N 76.19833°W / 44.08139; -76.19833
Country United States
State New York
County Jefferson
Town Lyme
Area
  Total0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
  Land0.26 sq mi (0.67 km2)
  Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
259 ft (79 m)
Population
 (2010)
  Total227
  Density882/sq mi (340.4/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
13693
Area code(s) 315
GNIS feature ID967455
FIPS code 36-73737

Three Mile Bay is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Lyme in Jefferson County, New York, United States. The elevation is 259 feet (79 m). [1] As of the 2010 census it had a population of 227. [2]

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The hamlet has its own post office, a volunteer fire company, and boat launches for fishing and recreation in the various outlying bays that draw from Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence seaway.

History

The community was settled between 1810 and 1820. Early resident Asa Wilcox built 48 brigs, propellers, schooners, and other seafaring vessels from 1835 to 1853. Some of these vessels, like the A.E. Vickery , ultimately joined the more than 500 shipwrecked vessels now resting at the bottom of the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario. [3] [4]

Geography

Three Mile Bay is in western Jefferson County, at the head of a bay of the same name, an inlet to Chaumont Bay of Lake Ontario. The community is in the western part of the town of Lyme along New York State Route 12E, which leads northwest 8 miles (13 km) to Cape Vincent on the St. Lawrence River and southeast 17 miles (27 km) to Watertown, the Jefferson county seat.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Three Mile Bay CDP has an area of 0.26 square miles (0.67 km2), all of it recorded as land. [2]

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References

  1. "hometownlocator.com" . Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  2. 1 2 "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Three Mile Bay CDP, New York". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved October 5, 2018.
  3. "The A.E. Vickery (excerpt from an article written August 21, 1889 in the Chicago Inter Ocean)" . Retrieved 2009-06-30.
  4. "Around Three Mile Bay By Elaine T. Bock" . Retrieved 2009-06-30.