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is this castle in NT?

is this castle in NT?

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Guest 08-Jan-2015 22:27
There was a men's and women's rowing club that practiced by rowing around the Ellicott Creek Island in the early sixties from that building. The guys were from the Cardinal O'Hare's High School and coached by my Science teacher, Mr. Doyle, who I think taught at Payne Jr. HS. I ended up being asked to participate on the girl's team when I was only 13! Best exercise for your waist! {and bust).
Dick Jones, NT 57 24-Apr-2013 03:47
Sorry about the blank. My link didn't show up.
Dick Jones, NT 57 24-Apr-2013 03:46
We rented canoes there is the mid 50's. The creek was a lot cleaner then. I lived on Sweeney Street before Parkview existed. Look here for a few more views of NT;
molly01-Apr-2012 04:43
actually this is what they call "bird island" on creekside drive! i lived right across the street from this castle. teenagers got into it in the 70's and much of it was burned down. there is no more hot dog stand on the island but i caught my first sunfish there too! spent many happy times as a child there- we used to tobaggon from the island hill onto the frozen creek with my parents :)
Guest 22-Dec-2011 14:05
This was not the hot dog stand that was on the middle of the island.
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john ziehm 20-May-2011 22:22
They rented boats and sold food there in the 60`s. You could get a rowboat or canoe.
Marion Lambert 22-Jan-2010 21:23
That was originaly a boat livery for a rowing club. I lived on Parkview drive back in the fiftys and sixties. As kids we used to swim across the canal and play here. In winter when the canal was frozen the older kids would make a huge snow pile on the front of this livery and make a slide to slide down on to the frozen canal. At nite there were lights under the front part and it was very pretty to see with the reflection of the water. In summer the rowing club used it. Then it burnt at one time. Don't remember how it happened. Alot of meomories I have of this park. Even riding our horse here. I don't ever remember it being a hot dog stand. Guess that part of my recall button isn't working! Just wanted to say thanks for this site! I was to all our class reunions and I am going to send this to alot of old classmates out of town to apppreciate as I do! Oh yes I oil paint and I did a painting of it and sold it to a canal memorabelia collector for a good price! I had alot of pictures of it but do to a fire I no longer have them! Thanks again Marion Great memories here!
Joel Alexander 30-Jul-2006 23:00
My brother use to take me fishing here, this is where I caught my first sunfish! I haven't seen this castle in 25 years....I can't beleive it's still there!
Guest 17-Feb-2006 03:04
That's Ellicott Creek Park in Tonawanda... it actually used to be a hot dog stand in the 70's