Rockbottom Dam

42 Years Later
More than four decades after three Binghamton firefighters drowned in the Susquehanna River, the city is preparing to dedicate a monument in their memory.
Memorial Appears
Nearly 42 years after they died, a memorial to three Binghamton Fire Department members is becoming a reality.
Long Time Coming
More than ten years after three Binghamton firefighters died attempting river rescues at the Rockbottom Dam, a memorial to the men is to be erected.
Memorial Discussions
Nearly a decade after Binghamton city council approved a proposal to construct a memorial to three firefighters who drowned near the Rockbottom Dam, there's a renewed effort to have it built.
Lawmakers authorized the project in May 2006 but no decisions were made regarding the site for the memor…
40 Years Later
A television news videotape of the drowning of two Binghamton firefighters in 1975 continues to be used in training emergency workers.
The 15-minute tape documents the tragic sequence of events at the Rockbottom Dam that resulted in the deaths of city Fire Chief John Cox and Captain Donald McGeever..…