Town of Hamlin, NY
Monroe County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Hamlin 5-9-1990 by L.L. No. 1-1990 (Ch. 21 of the 1987 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Seal of the Town of Hamlin traces the Town's history from the earliest days of settlement to the present by the following symbols:
The triangle. Hamlin is the northernmost and largest Town in the eighty-seven-thousand-acre Triangle Tract.
The year 1852. The Town was separated from Clarkson and the geographical boundaries were established on December 14, 1852.
The trees. Pioneers found forests so dense that the sun could not be seen from the ground through the thick foliage, hence "The Black North."
The millwheel and millstone. During the 1880s, Hamlin was a mill town, with the banks of Sandy Creek lined with sawmills and gristmills a mile or two apart.
Wheat. Pioneer trade was largely by barter. Due to the cashless economy, the land development company accepted wheat in lieu of cash to purchase the Town.
The vegetables and fruit. The main occupation of the Town's people evolved from subsistence agriculture to commercial agriculture. The leading crops are apples, cabbage, milk and grains.
The train. From 1876 to 1977, the division of the New York Central Railroad popularly known as the "Hojack Line" traversed Lake Ontario's southern shore through the heart of the Lake Ontario fruit belt, providing transportation of the agricultural products to market.
Devil's Nose. Hamlin has approximately 10 miles of shoreline on Lake Ontario. Rising above the shoreline in the northwest corner of the Town, partly in Hamlin Beach State Park, is Devil's Nose, the highest point on Lake Ontario's southern shore, between the Niagara and Genesee Rivers.
The sailboat and fish. Recreational boating and fishing are popular pastimes of the residents and bring many visitors to the Town.
The geese. The Town's fertile fields are dotted with migratory geese each spring and fall.
The following is a pictograph of said Seal:
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The Town Clerk of the Town of Hamlin shall cause the design of said Seal to be engraved upon metal. From time to time the Clerk shall obtain and make available and keep in good order and repair as many of such engraved metal Seal as may be necessary for the proper performance of the duties of the office and of the duties of the clerks authorized to use said Seal.
Such Seal shall be used and affixed by the Town Clerk of the Town of Hamlin or by any deputy or clerk duly authorized by the Town Clerk.