Santanoni Peak

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Santanoni is also the name of the Santanoni Preserve, the 13,000-acre (53 km2) once-private preserve that contained Santanoni Peak.
Santanoni Peak
Santanoni Peak seen from ridge.jpg
Santanoni seen from ridge between Santanoni and Times Square
Elevation 1,404 metres (4,606 ft)
Prominence 740 m (2,430 ft)[1]
Listing Adirondack High Peaks
Location
Location Newcomb, Essex County, New York
Range Santanoni Mountains
Coordinates 44°4.95′N 74°7.87′W / 44.08250°N 74.13117°W / 44.08250; -74.13117Coordinates: 44°4.95′N 74°7.87′W / 44.08250°N 74.13117°W / 44.08250; -74.13117
Topo map USGS Santanoni Peak
Climbing
First ascent 1866, by Dave Hunter and Theodore Davis[2]

Santanoni Peak is a mountain located in Essex County, New York. The mountain is part of the Santanoni Mountains of the Adirondacks. The mountain's name is believed to be an Abenaki derivative of "Saint Anthony"; the first French fur traders and missionaries having named the area for Saint Anthony of Padua.[2] Santanoni Peak is flanked to the north by Panther Peak, and to the southwest by Little Santanoni Mountain.

The east slopes of Santanoni Peak drain into the eastern Santanoni Brook, thence into Henderson Lake, the source of the Hudson River, and into New York Bay. The south end of Santanoni Peak drains into the southern Santanoni Brook, thence into Newcomb Lake, the Newcomb River, and the Hudson River. The southwest side of Santanoni drains into Ermine Brook, thence into Moose Creek, the Cold River, the Raquette River, the Saint Lawrence River in Canada, and into the Gulf of Saint Lawrence. The west slopes of Santanoni drain into Calahan Brook, thence into Moose Creek.

Santanoni Peak is within the High Peaks Wilderness Area of New York's Adirondack Park.

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  1. ^ Key col elevation between 660 and 670 m.
  2. ^ a b Carson, Russell M.L. (1927). "Peaks and People of the Adirondacks". Retrieved 2007-11-07. 

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