|The New Croton Dam was built 1892-1906 largely by stone masons who were brought over from southern Italy without their families. Each stone weighs 2,500 - 3,500 lbs.|
Instead of a device designed to hold 34 billion gallons
|What was once Croton River is now 20 miles of Croton Lake |
of fresh water for New York City,
|As schoolboys we climbed up the spillway|
think of the New Croton Dam as a sculpture.
The closer you get,
the more beautiful