Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington Gorge

Huntington Gorge / Deaths at the Huntington Gorge (HM1MLS)

Location: Richmond, VT 05477 Chittenden County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 22.101', W 72° 58.106'

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Site of Richmond's first grist mill and electric generating plant

Huntington Gorge
By 1802, John Preston had built a grist mill here at Richmond's best water-power site. It was operated continuously for a century, last of all by the Robinson family. The Richmond Light and Power Co. converted the mill in 1903 to generate the village's first electricity. Other 19th-century mills here included cider, wool carding and cloth dressing, woodturning, and underclothing.
Deaths at the Huntington Gorge
Eighteen people drowned here between 1950 and 1994. Most were swimmers caught by treacherous and deceptive currents that pulled them over the falls or sucked them down to the bottom of pools. Among those who drowned:
Marjorie, age 21, 1950 / Robert, age 25, 1972 / Carathray, age 24, 1976William, 16, 1961 / Dennis, 19, 1973 / Scott, 18, 1985Brian, 20, 1969 / Rosemary, 22, 1975 / Kevin, 21, 1992Robert, 19, 1969 / Michael, 21, 1976 / Gary, 35, 1992Daniel, 19, 1969 / Carol, 21, 1976 / Cathy, 36, 1994Robert, 21, 1971 / Charles, 24, 1976 / Peter, 32, 1994
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HM NumberHM1MLS
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Year Placed1995
Placed ByState of Vermont
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 7th, 2015 at 6:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 661868 N 4914793
Decimal Degrees44.36835000, -72.96843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.101', W 72° 58.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 6.06" N, 72° 58' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)802
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1667 Dugway Rd, Richmond VT 05477, US
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