Massena, NY Day 2

Trip Start Aug 18, 2010
Trip End Aug 26, 2010

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Monday, June 7, 2010

We had our work cut out for us during our second day in "The Gateway to the Fourth Coast."  Due to yesterday's rainy weather we were forced to pack all of our outdoor shots into day two in Massena.  We hit the ground running, quickly capturing a great shot at what was once the Water Street Warehouse.  This aged brick building, a former furniture and appliance store, had plenty of character to compliment the screen tee and crinkled cardigan vest that Amanda showed off.

Next stop was the town hall where we learned the origin of the town's name.  Mr. Gleason at the Chamber of Commerce informed us that the town of Massena was named after Andre Massena, one of Napoleon's field marshals who lived from 1756-1817.  While no one seemed to know the connection between Andre Massena and the town the name has stuck since 1802.  To get our shot in front of the town hall we had to halt traffic while model Katie worked her magic in the middle of the road.

Veteran's Memorial Park was our third stop of the day.  The park featured a memorial plaque honoring members of the armed services from World War I and II as well as the Vietnam and Korean Wars.  Within the park a river ran freely behind a white gazebo with beautiful geraniums lining the walkway.  Katie had an attractive purple top on display completing the shot.

At the St. Lawrence Seaway we caught a freight ship named Kaministiqua, leaving the Dwight D. Eisenhower Docks.  The locks raise and lower as giant cargo ships travel between the Atlantic Ocean and the Great Lakes carrying grain, iron ore, coal and steel.  Since opening in 1959, more than 2.4 billion metric tons of cargo have been transported on the waterway with an estimated value of more than $400 billion.  As the ship passed by Amanda was photographed wearing some very comfortable and stylish jeggings.

After a quick stop at the Massena water tower for a shot we headed to Robert Moses State Park. Rows and rows of power lines which produce some of the continent's cleanest and least expensive electricity were a great backdrop for our fashion.  The Barnhart Bridge, a towering structure, with the St. Lawrence river flowing below was another fabulous location.  We wrapped up the day at the Long Sault Dam which not only produces hydroelectricity but is also used to make the waters more navigable.

We certainly think that we captured the essence of Massena, NY and hope that you find it as beautiful as we did.  A special thank you to everyone in Massena who was involved in the shoot.  We are so proud to be a part of your community and genuinely thank you for everything that you have done to make our stay memorable.  Tomorrow it is on to Granbury, TX where the weather is hot and the longhorns are grazing.  We can't wait to start shooting again!
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