Built in 1960, the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge pictured above, transverses the mighty St. Lawrence River and connects the USA to Canada. The local Native American Iroquois referred to the nearby Oswegatchie River as Swe-kat-si, which is a corruption of a Huron word meaning "black river." Our founding members decided to adopt this word as a name for our chapter. The photo of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge, entitled "Fourth Coast Canadian Sunset," was photographed by artist Kyle D. Hartman.
In addition to participating in joint meetings with other northern New York DAR chapters, we enjoy international friendship when we get together with the DAR chapter from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Pictured above in the left picture, are chapter members with members from Bytown Chapter of Ottawa Ontario. Jennifer Baird Bixby, chapter registrar, is pictured on the right holding the DAR Library DVD. Both photos are courtesy of artist Sally White Hartman.