A Global Perspective In Winthrop

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When you drive into Winthrop on Route 11C, you can't miss seeing Greg Caron's community park.

It's a labor of love he has been working on for the last 18 years.

"When we started, there was absolutely nothing," said Caron.

Now there are more than 60 trees, four monuments and two picnic tables.

But, it's the latest addition which is attracting attention.

It's a 10 by 22 foot aluminum fabricated globe, complete with all of the continents cut to scale.

"It has surprised me, the amount of interest in it because I think it's so open to your own interpretation," said Caron.

The globe and several other pieces in Caron's park were all made at Jeffords Steel and Engineering in Potsdam. 

The aluminum work took upwards of 60 man hours to make.

Fabricators at Jeffords cut the pieces using a computerized system and then hand-hammered the continental mountain ranges. 

"It was very exciting for our facility and our fabricators to be involved in this," said Mark Hewitson, general manager at Jeffords.

Caron says benches will be installed with hopes that people will visit to take advantage of the tranquility and beauty the park has to offer. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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