Pillar Point Cam
This is a live view looking out on Guffin Bay toward Cherry Island and Point Peninsula ... click the picture for a larger view which will auto-refresh every 5 minutes
This is the web site of the David and Marcia Schryver family of Dexter, New York. Many years ago, we decided that we wanted to organize the photographs we had taken over the years as a record of our family and our life. Since we never got around to doing that, this web site is our "on-line scrapbook."
We were married in 1978. One week after our wedding, we moved into a home on the Talcville Road in Edwards. It had been Marcia's grandparents' home for almost 30 years and we ended up raising our family and living there for over 34-1/2 years. We sold the house in October 2015 after 37 years, nine months and five days of ownership/occupancy.
David taught high school math at the Edwards-Knox Central School for 33 years, starting at Edwards in 1973 and retiring in 2006. Marcia was a remedial reading and math teacher at Gouverneur Central's East Side Elementary School from 1982 until her retirement in 2012.
In 2004 we bought a property on the North Shore Road of Pillar Point, in the town of Brownville, that has been in David's family since 1939. His grandfather Schryver built the cabin there that came to be known to the family as the cottage. Over the next seven years, we did considerable renovations in anticipation of building on and making it our year-round home. That happened in 2012.
In 2006, David started getting interested in hiking into waterfalls. That has become a regular activity with us and it led to the creation of something that has become quite popular, the website nnywaterfalls.com. Through a number of fortunate occurrences, in the fall of 2010, David began a collaboration with two other men who also run waterfall websites. The book Waterfalls of New York State came from these efforts. It was published in August 2012 and is now available through several sources, including on that website.
During our married life, we have enjoyed camping, our motorcycles and ham radio. Some of our current diversions include traveling, lighthouses and waterfalls. In addition, Marcia relaxes by reading and gardening and has recently gotten into quilting. David enjoys winemaking, family genealogy, unwinds by playing guitar in a jam group every week.
Our branch of the Schryver family descended from Albartus and Eva Lauermann Schryver. They originally spelled the name Schreiber, but changed it after they came to America in 1709. As the family tree has branched over the past three centuries, some family members have changed the name and we have found other spellings such as Schriver, Schriber, Scriver, Scriber and Shriver. A major focus of this web site is dedicated to the family genealogy. This is and probably will be a work in progress for some time. If you are a Schryver or a descendent of the Schryver family in any of its spelling variations, you might be interested in checking out our genealogy website, www.theschryvers.org. Likewise, if you have information to share on the "family", we would be more than interested in including it here.
On the side during his teaching career, David did a lot of computer consulting and in-service training. He has also designed and maintained web sites for communities, organizations and businesses for many years. He now conducts a formal website design, development and maintenance business under the name Fourth Coast Creations.
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