Sodus has faced a number of threats over the years but none quite like the Great Pigeon Roost of 1820 as told by Arch Merrill in his book “The Ridge” page 33
There was the great pigeon roost of 1820. The birds came in such numbers they darkened the sky. Then they roosted on a line of woods a mile and one half wide, Their weight broke down branches. Hunters came from far and near. The slaughter was terrific and pigeon pie graced pioneer tables for many a day. Nothing like it ever happened before or since.