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DEC shouldn’t demolish cabin

July 12, 2012
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

To the editor:

Chris Knight's July 7 article on the planned rebuilding of the boat launch and surrounding acreage at Second Pond provided an excellent summary of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's sensible thinking about this heavily trafficked facility.

The mention that one "old building" at the site would be removed, however, caused me considerable pain. This building is presumably the now-somewhat-desolate-looking, empty cabin at the entrance to the parking lot.

This charming little hut is the only manmade structure to be seen on a 10-or-more-mile stretch of Route 3. Its log walls and fieldstone chimney express the Adirondack architectural aesthetic, and I, for one, always take pleasure in seeing it as I drive pass. Would it not be possible to repurpose this building - perhaps by leasing it as a store to provide forgotten items and/or campfire wood to lake campers? It seems a shame to simply destroy it.

Sally Svenson

Tupper Lake

Hospital care



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