Lincoln Pond
~ A Place for All Seasons ~

Web Site of the Lincoln Pond Association, Lincoln Pond, Elizabethtown, New York

Lincoln Pond. Early November, 2022. Photograph by Gerald Zahavi
For a collection of aerial photos of Lincoln Pond, go here
: Aerial Photo Sheet Lincoln Pond

Wildlife sightings around Lincoln Pond: a bull moose. 

Photo from trail camera maintained by Dave Lawrence on the hill west of Lincoln Pond.

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                             EVENTS: SUMMER 2022  




                                                                                                                                                                                                      Photograph by Bear Manley

Road Clean-Up: Although a smaller crowd than last year, a hardy group of Association members met on Saturday, June 25th at 9:00 AM to take on the cleanup of 3+ miles of Lincoln Pond Road. We were able to complete our work in less than two hours. Not bad! Thanks to all who helped!!!


Annual Membership Meeting: Our annual membership meeting took place -- as in past years -- at the Sienkiewicz camp on Lower Pond Way on Saturday, July 23rd. We will be posting the minutes from that meeting here soon.
To review last year's (2021) meeting minutes, see: MINUTES FROM THE SUMMER 2021 MEETING 


Annual Summer Picnic:  Several dozen members -- with friends and extended families -- met on a lovely sunny day at the DEC campsite for our annual summer picnic on Saturday, August 20th. An over-abundance of food ensured that no one left hungry.



* We received DEC approval for our buoy installation, but only for four buoys.  We will be deploying the buoys next season.
*We mourn the loss of our beloved secretary, Deborah D. Maxwell, who died on February 3rd, 2022 from cancer. For her obituary, see: Obituary of Deborah Maxwell.

* INTERNET SERVICES AT THE POND: SLIC has completed fiber optic internet line installation along Lincoln Pond Rd., Lower Pond Way, and Francis Myers Drive. Anyone interested in their services should contact them at: 877-754-2266. We have also learned that Verizon will be activating 5G service next year. We will post updates here as we learn more.

* LAKE CHAMPLAIN BASIN PROGRAM GRANT (completed in early 2020): Northeast Aquatic Research's final report is available here: Northeast Aquatic Research - Lincoln Pond Report (FINAL ~ 1-14-2020).pdf. (See also the appendix: Northeast Aquatic Research Final Report - Map Appendix.pdf). The report and recommendations will allow us to begin our milfoil control work; it will also put us in a better position to obtain larger grants to assist us in implementing our subcontractor's recommendations. Early spot remediation experiments will begin in the summer of 2021.

* CAUSEWAY BRIDGE: We hope to have the Lincoln Pond causeway bridge raised and widened in the future for safety and recreational reasons. We have been in conversation with the Essex County DPW and learned that currently, without external grant funding, it is slotted for reconstruction some time around 2037-38. If outside funds can be raised (around $700,000 +/-) this can be done sooner. In the course of researching the history of the bridge, I came across the following old Essex County DPW sketches, records, and images which might be of interest to some of our members: 1) Lincoln Pond Bridge (1930s) plan - PDF file ; 2) PHOTO ~ Pre-1988 Bridge Over Lincoln Pond Causeway 3) Culvert Schematic - Lincoln Pond Causeway 4) First page of petition on enlarging bridge (circa 1987~1988) - PDF file 5) sketch of 1988 bridge-culvert over LP 6) LP bridge 006 7) LP bridge 007 8) LP bridge 009

* DUES: If you haven't already sent in your annual membership dues ($20 per camp) please do so now. You can send the dues directly to our treasurer, Jeff Sienkiewicz at 68 Marwick Manor, New Milford, CT 06776 or to Gerry Zahavi, 4172 Lincoln Pond Rd. Elizabethtown, NY 12932. Please make all checks payable to the "Lincoln Pond Association."

* LINCOLN POND LOGO MERCHANDISE (all proceeds support the Association):

lincoln pond association logo items

* Some Lincoln Pond T-shirts are available now. More are being ordered (along with other items, soon to be announced). If interested, contact Susan Bradford at: Please insert “Lincoln Pond tee shirts” in the email’s subject line.


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Sunset at Lincoln Pond
(Helen Phinney, Aug. 11, 1971)

A kingfisher skims the water -
the water reflecting the
hills and sky
Pools of pink and purple.Now the colors fade.
The hills take on a deep blue.
The water becomes shimmering
glass - shimmering - moving -
Blue clouds, now, and
darker water - a bird calls
in the trees behind me.

Now all is muted and quiet,
Colors, water - all.

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  Web site maintained by: Gerald Zahavi
Updated: January 4, 2023