Clarkson Delta Upsilon Brothers fix old headstones at Bayside Cemetery
Volunteers from Clarkson University’s Delta Upsilon fraternity recently straightened up a group of Bayside Cemetery’s oldest headstones in Potsdam. Left to right: Teddy Koven, David Vicaro, and Stew Cedillo. Photo submitted by Michael P. Griffin.POTSDAM — Volunteers from Clarkson University’s Delta Upsilon fraternity straightened up a group of Bayside Cemetery’s oldest headstones on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Potsdam.
The marble, sandstone, and limestone markers were mostly imported from older cemeteries in downtown Potsdam in the 1800s.
The stones had tipped and sagged over the years because they were sunk into the soil before concrete was common.
The brothers reinforced their work by packing crushed stone around the markers’ bases. The cemetery appreciates the brothers' work.
Individuals or organizations interested in volunteering at Bayside can email [email protected] or call 315-265-3790.