Lat: 44° 3.789 Long: 076°8.099
Chaumont NY lies at the head of the beautiful Chaumont Bay on Sawmill Bay, a small arm of Chaumont Bay. Chaumont was part of the vast estate owned by Jacques Le Ray de Chaumont. (See a much more detailed description of his activities including involvement with Napoleon Bonaparte here).
The area was settled in 1801 and after some initial dificulties, the beginnings of the present-day village took shape. The economy was based on agriculture, fur trapping, fishing and lumbering. The village benefited from the railroad boom of the mid-1800's. Today, Chaumont attracts boaters with its coves, anchorages and village appeal.
The approach to Chaumont NY, up Chaumont Bay is straightforward. Enter Chaumont Bay on the south side of Point Peninsula. The channel around Point Peninsula is marked with a Fl GREEN light ("G3"). As you approach Cherry Island, bear to port. There are charted shoals extending off Cherry Island. The island is marked with a Fl WHITE light visible 7.67 nm.
Leaving Cherry Island to your starboard, head on up the bay. Note the charted Johnson Shoal, marked with a Fl GREEN buoy "G1". Passing the Johnson Shoal light, a course of approximately 053°T will bring you up Sawmill Bay. Stay well clear of the waters off Independence Point. There is a charted obstruction (crib) and a Fl GREEN buoy marking rocks. The tip of Independence Point is marked with the Chaumont Harbor Light - F GREEN, visible 6.4 nm.
The village is at the head of Sawmill Bay. Crescent Yacht Club, on your port side, is the principal marina.
MARINAS, YACHT CLUBS, MOORINGS, ANCHORAGES
Crescent Yacht Club (315) 649-2580
CYC is the main docking facility in Chaumont for transient sailors. The entrance is on your port side, marked by a F RED light, visible 3.5 nm. There are about a half dozen slips for visiting sailors. There is a fuel dock (diesel and gasoline) and a pumpout station. Water and power are available dockside. There are restrooms and showers in the clubhouse. There are BBQ grills and picnic areas to enjoy. Also on site is a canvas repair service. The village is about .5 mi/.8 km from the club.
Bearup Marina (5315) 649-2150
Bearup Marina is located on the grounds of CYC. There is a fuel dock (gasoline only), a pumpout station and repair services. Repair services include engine, mechanical and electrical repairs.
REPAIRS & MAINTENANCE, PROVISIONING, BANKS/ATM's
Bearup Marina See above
Nice N Easy Grocery Shop is located in the village 1 mi/1.6 km away.
Citizen's Bank of Cape Vincent, located in the village about .5 mi/.8 km away, has counter and ATM service.
There are no medical facilities in the village.
Samaritan Medical Center (315) 785-4000 is a full-service hospital located in Watertown NY, about 15 mi/24 km from Chaumont.
Kinny Drugs (315) 788-9368 is in Watertown NY, about 12 mi/19 km from the marina.
PLACES TO EAT
The Blue Heron is a pub/restaurant with a casul, varied menu. Wise Guys Pizza & Pasta is a well-known and very popular Italian restaurant. You can get a good breakfast at the Duck Soup Diner
THINGS TO DO/SEE/VISIT
The quiet little village of Chaumont NY is a great place to stop and just relax. This corner of Lake Ontario is far away from the urban hustle and bustle yet within easy reach for cruising sailors from ports around the lake. The Chaumont NY tourism site will give you ideas of more things to do and see while visiting the area.
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