Sloop Hill Preserve
Orange County, New York
near Kowawese Unique Area
The peninsula overlooks Storm King Gorge.
The Trust for Public Land helped New York State create the preserve.
Christopher and Tom Lake "spotted one adult eagle high up on Sloop Hill in the crown of an oak, and an immature perched in a cottonwood along the shoreline at Kowawese Park." http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/hudson/dec032.html Hudson River Almanac December 9-16, 2003 Highlights
There are wetlands near the mouth of Moodna Creek near Sloop Hill.
sometime between 1641 and 1654 to 1689 -- the life of Scottish emigrant David Toshoch/Toshack.
1684 -- David and his party traveled to America. Along with his brother-in-law Patrick MacGregorie, David established and operated a fur trading post by Moodna Creek on Sloop Hill.
1689 -- David continued operating the trading post until his death in this year.
Source: The Toschoch's (Tosh's) of Monzievaird & Environs: http://www.triode.net.au/~dragon/ft/toshach.txt