July 15th, 1995 saw a large microburst hit the area early in the morning and cause much damage, hitting just a few hours before sunrise and with gusts upward of one-hundred miles per hour. A microburst is a small, concentrated downburst caused by a violent low pressure system and most are short-lived. Many buildings, homes, and businesses were damaged including the Bay Drive-In (outside Alexandria Bay), which had much damage but was back in the business of showing movies in nine days. {from Marc's History of Jefferson County}

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Route 12 south, photo courtesy of Linda Dobransky

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Photo courtesy of Linda Dobransky

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