Sunday, July 26, 2009
Returning from a fishing trip on Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River, I drove south on Route 11 between Watertown and Syracuse and stopped in Adams. Located in dairy farming country in upstate New York, Adams' striking buildings appear to be at risk. A resident told me the first outboard motors were made in the red building, now filled with junk and artifacts, like wooden boats, that await a real home. A boy pulled along by his mother glances back at the stranger in town pointing a camera.