Profile for Goat Island, New York, NY
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Goat Island is in Niagara County, in the Buffalo-Cheektowaga metro area.
The community was named for the goat that was the lone survivor of a herd wintering here in 1779
The latitude of Goat Island is 43.080N. The longitude is -79.067W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone.
Goat Island is in the Niagara River, dividing the American and Canadian falls
After two hours of delightful excursion, we left Goat Island, and cast a farewell look on it from the bridge which unites it to the main land. From this it appeared to us like a garden in the air, supported by the clouds, and surrounded by thunder.
-- Writings of A. Levasseur, secretary accompanying Gen. Lafayette on an 1824 visit
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Niagara County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Goat Island political report.
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“ After two hours of delightful excursion, we left Goat Island, and cast a farewell look on it from the bridge which unites it to the main land. From this it appeared to us like a garden in the air, supported by the clouds, and surrounded by thunder. ”
Writings of A. Levasseur, secretary accompanying Gen. Lafayette on an 1824 visit
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