The Ogdensburg – Prescott International Bridge spans the St. Lawrence Seaway from Ogdensburg NY to Prescott Ontario. Ogdensburg is the home of the oldest Customs and Immigration Building in the US. This painting was commissioned by a resident of the town as he had grown up there and recalled the earlier days of the city and the former ferry that traveled between the two countries. The work took several weeks and went through edits to make sure the cities skyline was correct. The owner supplied numerous photos that he had. He also was took me out on the river by boat for my own views that I may gain a better understanding of the area. It was important that I captured the customs building and Lighthouse Point accurately. On the Prescott side is the Fort Wellington and Windmill Point. Ogdensburg is also home to the Fredrick Remington Museum of Art. Mr. Remington kept a summer studio on the river.
The City of Ogdensburg, New York, is located in northern St. Lawrence County along the southern shore of the beautiful St. Lawrence River, directly across from the Canadian towns of Prescott and Brockville, Ontario. The Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge conveniently connects the two countries. The City encompasses an area of approximately 8.18 square miles and has a diverse population of 12,364 according to the 2000 Census. With more than six miles of shoreline along the mighty St. Lawrence River and close proximity to major Canadian and American commercial markets and thriving business enterprises, Ogdensburg blends a unique complementary mix of rural charm and urban amenities.