Stuart Balch

Stuart Balch in front of his garage. Photo courtesy of Edith Farrington.

This is an interview with Stuart Balch that took place on 8/12/2013. He was interviewed by Bruce and Edith Farrington about his life in Sodus Point. It is believed that Stuart Balsh is the longest time Sodus Point resident.

 

In this 74 minute interview, Stuart talks about:

  • School life in the 1930s

  • Working on the Fontana and other coal ships

  • Working on the railroad at the round house

  • Working for an oil company in Wolcott

  • The Fire Dept. fire of 1953

  • Rum running and getting around Prohibition

  • Underground Railroad tunnels at Maxwell Creek

Listen to his fascinating Stories by clicking the link below: (this may take a few seconds to load)

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QAhlt4u5UM9lU9wicqzg3abSjcPREJ8C/view?usp=sharing