George Arney (1992)


I have added a 24 minute segment of George Arney talking at “Night of Reminisces” that was sponsored by the Sodus Bay Historical Society on October 15, 1992. George Arney’s family go back several generations as Sodus Pointers. George was a former Town of Sodus Supervisor and owner of Arney’s Marina. As you can tell from this session, George has a good sense of humor. In this informative and very humorous session he talks about the following:

  • Building of the first pier in 1829

  • Why this area was developed

  • The development of the numbered streets

  • Humorous antic of his father and the clock at the Harris House

  • Sand bars origin in our bay

  • Humorous story of duck hunting on the bay

  • Commercial sturgeon fishing and the $1 carp

  • “Wrong way” Leo Helfer story

  • Current baseball field creation as a community effort

  • Humorous story of how the Sill brothers won the sailing race

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