Latitude: 43.3242

Longitude: -76.7053

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Fair Haven, New York

The clickable maps and pictures further below show information related to Fair Haven, New York. Fair Haven is a village in Cayuga County, New York, United States. The population was 745 at the 2010 census.

The Village of Fair Haven is within the Town of Sterling and is northwest of Syracuse, New York. The village is also a harbor for Lake Ontario.


The openings in the sand bars on Little Sodus Bay were widened and protected by jetties in the middle of the 19th Century, thus improving the shipping capabilities of Fair Haven. The west pier was marked with outer and inner lighthouses. The Lehigh Valley RR served Fair Haven and coal was brought up from Pennsylvania to a tressle in North Fair Haven to be shipped by sail freighter to Canada. Ice was harvested from the bay and shipped by rail to New York City. Summer tourists arrived by rail from Auburn and other inland towns to enjoy the parks on the waterfront. When its use as a port waned, the village became a resort area. Fishing and recreational boating is popular now and the bay is ringed with both cottages and year-round residences. There has been an active yacht club on the west shore for over a century and many sailboats are seen during the summer. As of 2010 the village is served by several restaurants on Main street and one on the bay, the Pleasant Beach Hotel. The hotel offers diners a sweeping view of the bay as well as lodging in 8 modern rooms and has been in nearly continuous operation since the early 1900's. The history of Fair Haven has been well documented by photographer Edna Williams (1883-1967) and several writers, most recently Robert Kolsters who has two books, "Looking Back at Fair Haven" (ISBN 978-0-9726841-2-5 and ISBN 13 978-0-9726841-1-8)loaded with historic pictures and other information. There is an active historical association in nearby Sterling that operates a museum in the Red Schoolhouse. Susan Peterson Gately, ("Passages on Inland Waters" ISBN 0-9646149-2-8) has a section devoted to the work of Edna Williams containing a biograph by June MacArthur, curator for the Edna Williams photographic collection.

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Fair Haven is located at (43.324175, -76.705154). This is approximately 30 miles north of Auburn, NY, 16 miles west of Oswego, NY, and 45 miles due south of Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (39.73%) is water.

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