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Volunteers Continue To Battle Water Chestnut Threat

Mature nutletsAs has been done over the last several years, the pulling of pulling water chestnuts from the Battle Island area of the Oswego River was started this past weekend. This year, neighbors of Battle Island and members of the Oswego County Environmental Management Council participated in the pull.

Scene Around Town: New Interpretive Plaque Placed At Battle Island

<p>New Interpretive Plaque Placed At Battle Island</p>

The new interpretive plaque about the battle at Battle Island was recently installed at Battle Island Golf Course. The interpretive panel was designed by Rich LaCrosse of Fort Ontario, with help from the curatorial staff at Peebles Island (near Albany).  It commemorates the little known battle won by 300 colonial bateauxmen under Captain John Bradstreet over 700 French and Indians on July 3, 1756.

After the successful re-enactment on the 250th anniversary of the battle in 2006, it became apparent that an interpretive panel was needed to let people know what happened, LaCrosse noted.