Adirondack League Club Raises Arson Reward to $100,000
The Adirondack League Club increased the reward that it is offering for information leading to the arrest and prosecution of an arsonist who is responsible for fires that have destroyed six remote camps on the Little Moose River tract in Hamilton County, N.Y., beginning in May 2000. The 53,000-acre retreat was established in 1890, with tracts in Herkimer and Hamilton counties. The first camp to burn was the Procter Camp, followed by Camp 9 and the George Creek Camp in 2003, then the Proctor Camp again after being rebuilt, and the Otter Brook Camp in 2005, all of these during the April-May mud season. Next, the Swanson's Dam Camp was destroyed during early September 2005. Anyone with information is asked to telephone General Manager Egan Willard at the club office at Old Forge - (315) 369-3025 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The State Police BCI - (315) 866-7275 - is investigating, and the club has hired AMRIC Associates of East Syracuse as security consultant. Sources: Interviews and Hamilton County News articles.