Fish Creek Site Renumbering

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Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby CampADK » Sat Aug 22, 2009 9:10 am

Several people have mentioned the renumbering of sites. I believe it was done once or twice as part of the many expansions since 1920. I gather it was mainly done because they would take sites and divide them into half to create more sites.

Anybody have further info and perhaps the year(s) when this was done?

Of course I'd LOVE to have a scan of any of the old campsite maps showing the old numbers... well ANY old maps for that matter to add to the online archive here...

Cheers!
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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby CozyCampers » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:09 pm

Hi Dave....

Came across a campground map dated August - September 1960. God !!!.....you were only 1 year old then. I'll bring it on on the 30th.

John
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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby CampADK » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:21 pm

Wow! Excellent John! Great find! Will be starting to pack tommorrow no doubt.
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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby kkirsch » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:41 pm

I know they renumbered after the beach was moved.
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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby CozyCampers » Mon Aug 24, 2009 2:47 pm

Hi Dave...

I supposed your all packed and ready to go to your home away from home tomorrow. I started to pack today for Sunday. Was up to Gander Mt. and noticed their selling Tear- Drop Campers. There all camouflaged with a price tag of $6499.00

Dave..... some anchors have a short length of chain attached .........do you know the purpose of that chain ? Wasn't sure if I need a chain or not. If the weather isn't promising...... I'll probably leave my boat at Raquette Lake.

Have a safe trip !!!

John
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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby The Ormistons » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:33 pm

Anchors are designed to be their strongest when the anchor line is closest to horizontal. The short chain is there to add weight to the anchor line so that it lays as horizontally as possible.

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Re: Fish Creek Site Renumbering

Postby CozyCampers » Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:21 pm

Hi Bill...

Makes sense...... I'll have to invest in one.

Thank You !

John

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