Bill Bishop (2019) – Sodus Point


Photo of Bill Bishop  courtesy of Edith Farrington


This is an interview with Bill Bishop that took place on July 17, 2019. He was interviewed by Bill Sitzman about his life spent in Sodus Point. At the time of the interview, Bill Bishop was 89 years old and was born in 1930. Bill lived in Sodus, but spent a great deal of time in Sodus Point with his grandparents at their cottage from about 1935 onward.


In this 2 part interview (Part 1 is 63 minutes and Part 2 is 58 minutes), Bill:

  • Remembers and tells of many families and businesses through the years.

  • Relates years of experiences working and spending summers in Sodus Point

  • Tells of sailing and boats

  •  Tells of  his Yacht Club experiences

Bills tours you around Sodus Point from 1935 on naming family cottages and businesses.

Listen to his fascinating stories by clicking the 2 link below: (This may take a few seconds to load. Due to the size of the files, please ignore any virus messages. These files are safe! )


Part 1:

Part 2:


When talking with Bill Bishop a few days after this interview, he apologized for leaving out the DoVille Boat Livery which was next to the Helfer’s docks on Greig Street.

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