Two local landmarks in Steuben County and Tompkins County have been nominated for the State and National Register of Historic Places.
The first landmark is the Rockland Silk Mill in Steuben County. The former industrial facility located in Hornell dates back to 1894 and helped earn the city the title of “City of Silk” due to being the nation’s second largest manufacturer of silk. The facility closed in 1923.
The second landmark is the Coast Guard Motor Lifeboat 40300 in Tompkins County. This 40-foot galvanized steel motorized lifeboat is currently docked in Ithaca and was built as a prototype to replace wooden lifeboats used by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1940. The vessel was used for four decades on Lake Michigan and is now functioning as a floating museum and auxiliary Coast Guard lifeboat.
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