Moss Island

Moss Island is an island in Little Falls, New York, located between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. It is composed of an igneous intrusion of syenite, and became an island when canal locks were built so boats could avoid the 40-foot (12 m) falls. It is known for its large 40–50-foot (12–15 m) deep potholes as well as being popular with local rock climbers. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1976.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Moss_Island

Some of the back story on Moss Island and the fight to save it, along with Lynne Jackson and Dan Van Riper's trip to Moss Island can be found here: http://www.albanyweblog.com/2008/08-aug/08-08-08.php

See this 1976 Documentary on the proposed bridge over Moss Island and the fight to save Moss Island on Youtbue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOwYEhJuAc8

See the 1977 Revised Environmental Impact Statement on Southeast Arterial Hwy, Route 169 Replacement, Little Falls.
https://books.google.com/books?id=QqY1AQAAMAAJ

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Map: Moss Island – Aerial Photo

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Moss Island is an island in Little Falls, New York, located between the Mohawk River and the New York State Barge Canal. It is composed of an igneous intrusion of syenite, and became an island when canal locks were built so boats could avoid the 40-foot (12 m) falls. It is known for its large 40–50-foot (12–15 m) deep potholes as well as being popular with local rock climbers. It was declared a National Natural Landmark in 1976.

https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Moss_Island

Some of the back story on Moss Island and the fight to save it, along with Lynne Jackson and Dan Van Riper's trip to Moss Island can be found here: http://www.albanyweblog.com/2008/08-aug/08-08-08.php

See this 1976 Documentary on the proposed bridge over Moss Island and the fight to save Moss Island on Youtbue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOwYEhJuAc8

See the 1977 Revised Environmental Impact Statement on Southeast Arterial Hwy, Route 169 Replacement, Little Falls.
https://books.google.com/books?id=QqY1AQAAMAAJ