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Silver Lake Beach from an Alligator's (Rock) Perspective

August 5, 2006

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Looking west across the Croton River towards Silver Lake Beach from a favored swimming destination on Sunday, July 30, 2006, taken with a Canon Powershot SD500 7.1MP Digital Elph Camera with 3x Optical Zoom.

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On August 5, 2006 1:18 PM, weewill said:


It took all of 5 minutes before I was luvingly corrected on the above misinformation. It just shows how alive and well the “old timers” in Croton are.

It seems there was indeed an “alligator rock”. It was one of 3 notable rocks (or markers) at Silver Lake. First rock was further north up the river; 2nd rock was out at the “deep end” near the diving board; and 3rd rock was the one closer to the beach area.

I humbly stand corrected. These kinds of remembrances are what makes Croton so special!

Georgianna Grant

On August 5, 2006 9:46 AM, weewill said:

Great shots of a great place… Thanks Crotonblog!

And “alligator rock” is a neat name. Much more descriptive than the old name. Ask any old timer and they’ll tell you it was always simply “3rd rock”.

It was a well known herald of summer to hear kids say .. “Let’s go, I’ll race you to 3rd rock”, and parents to caution “don’t go any further than 3rd rock.” Only the name has changed. The bone chilling cold water is still as refreshng and awakening as it was 50 years ago, the same beauty of the river gets better and better, and our unique and wonderful Silver Lake continues to be a very special place for Crotonites to luv and enjoy.

Georgianna Grant


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