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Castorland Company

Castorland Company
The Castorland Company was organized in Paris, France in 1792 as the Compagnie de New York -- The New York Company -- to invest in lands in north and northwestern New York. Land in Lewis County, New York, part of the Macomb's Purchase, was bought from William Constable. Settlers arrived in 1796 and within four years the colony had failed. The transplanted French people, unfit for the vigorous open life and hard work of the Frontier, preferred more civilized communities.