Ogdensburg

/awg"deuhnz berrg', og"-/, n.
a city in NE New York, on the St. Lawrence River. 12,375.

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      city and port, St. Lawrence (Saint Lawrence) county, northern New York, U.S. It lies on the St. Lawrence River (Saint Lawrence River and Seaway), at the mouth of the Oswegatchie River and is linked to Ontario, Canada, by the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge (1960). The site was settled in 1749 when Abbé François Picquet established Fort-La Présentation as an Indian mission. The French abandoned the fort in 1760 in the face of a British advance, and the British rebuilt it, renaming it Fort Oswegatchie, and occupied it until 1796; the ensuing settlement was named for Colonel Samuel Ogden, a landowner.

      Ogdensburg was captured by the British during the War of 1812 (1812, War of), and the Battle of the Windmill (November 12–16, 1838) took place across the river during the Patriot War, an abortive attempt by Canadian-American groups to free Canada from English rule. The city was the site of a meeting (August 17–18, 1940) between U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Roosevelt, Franklin D.) and Canadian Prime Minister W.L. Mackenzie King (King, W.L. Mackenzie), from which issued the Ogdensburg Declaration, in which the two countries agreed to cooperate in the defense of the North American continent through the creation of a Permanent Joint Board on Defense–United States and Canada.

      The Frederic Remington (Remington, Frederic) Art Museum in Ogdensburg houses works of the noted artist-sculptor of the Old West, who was born nearby and spent part of his youth in the city. The city's St. Lawrence Psychiatric Center was opened in 1890 as a state hospital. Ogdensburg, the site of St. Lawrence Seaway (Saint Lawrence River and Seaway) projects, is a major distributor of limestone, wood pulp, salt, steel, and military cargo and has industries producing office supplies, metal products, and electronics. The Robert C. McEwen Custom House (1809–10) was officially designated (1964) as the oldest extant U.S. federal government building. Ogdensburg is the seat of Mater Dei College (1960) and Wadhams Hall Seminary-College (1924). Inc. village, 1817; city, 1868. Pop. (1990) 13,521; (2000) 12,364.

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