Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Navigating the Waterfront to the East of Campus: Blinking Beacons for Students; Commerce to Keep the Community Vibrant

Two giant chimneys on the shore of Lake Ontario at the northeast edge of campus have long served as a guide for SUNY Oswego students navigating by land toward their lakeshore campus, as have four smaller ones, which have through the years been referred to by alumni as “Huey, Dewey, and Louie” with the last

Harnessing the Wind: Oswego State Sailing

Harnessing the Wind: Oswego State Sailing

Claire Wyngaard ’87 has fond memories of sailing with the Oswego State Sailing Club and Racing Team. SUNY Oswego students sailed on the weekends, using sailboats borrowed from Oswego High School and kept at the Oswego Maritime Foundation. Liability insurance requirements dictated that all students first take a dunk in the lake with a life

The Breakwall

The Breakwall

After 130 years of service, the breakwall in Oswego Harbor received a facelift in 2015. The 7,200-foot-long wall, originally built in the 1880s, shields Oswego Harbor from the sometimes des­tructive waves of Lake Ontario. The detached breakwall experienced extensive damage during Hurricane Sandy. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received $1.3 million in public grants

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

Oswego researchers work to improve the health of the lake that means so much to our campus and our community   To begin to understand it, you must stand on its shore. James Pagano ’74 has, for decades—first as a child growing up in Oswego, today as a researcher. “I have lived, pretty much, with the