2018 Higley Boat Count
On August 7th., Ed and Judy Fuhr did an informal count of the watercraft on Higley Flow. The results are pretty amazing!
Loon Trivia - Submitted by Rick Mace
|Why Is It Called
The hamlet of Colton was originally named "Matildaville" and the town of Colton was called "Springfield", however that was unpopular. So, the town's name was changed to Colton at the request of one of the town's pioneers, Jesse Colton Higley, honoring his mother's family name. The name at first met with resistance from some until Mr. Higley finally offered to provide all gunpowder for the July 4th. celebration.
Mr. Higley held about every town office possible during the early days and this portion of the Racquette River soon bore his name as well. "Flow" refers to the currents in the river and streams, a term used by loggers who timbered the Racquette. Many maps refer to Stump Bay as Warm Brook Flow, from the stream that emptied into the Racquette to the north of what is now Higley Flow State Park.
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