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Hammondsport

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Wineries & Vineyards · History Museums · Breweries
Hammondsport is a village at the south end of Keuka Lake, one of the Finger Lakes of, New York, United States. The population was 420 at the 2000 census.The Village of Hammondsport is in the Town of Urbana and is northeast of Bath, New York.HistoryLazarus Hammond founded the village around 1827. The village was incorporated in 1856. The village later became a center for the New York wine industry.The American motorcycle designer and manufacturer, and recognized expert on gasoline engines Glenn Hammond Curtiss resided at Hammondsport, where he was born in 1878. Early development of aircraft and seaplanes was carried out at Hammondsport by Curtiss who had joined with Alexander Graham Bell and others in the Aerial Experiment Association.In 1921, five local men purchased a wood barrel factory just south of the present D.W. Putnam Wine Company, and named it the Aerial Service Corporation. Two of these men, Henry Kleckler, the president and William Chadeayne, vice president, were formerly with the Curtiss Aeroplane Company, founded by Curtiss. Today, this company is known as the Mercury Corporation.
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