- Grant Recipient
Industry & Commerce
- One Gladding Street, South Otselic, NY
- 42.647839, -75.782975
Otselic Valley Fishing & Heritage Association
BEGUN IN 1816 BY ROPE MAKER
JOHN GLADDING, THE INDUSTRY
BECAME KNOWN FOR THE
QUALITY FISHING LINES IT
ONCE MANUFACTURED HERE.
WILLIAM G. POMEROY FOUNDATION 2016
The Gladding company, established in 1816 by ropemaker John Gladding, grew to become B. F. Gladding, world renowed fishing line manufacturer. Featured in a 1949 Saturday Evening Post article, workers were known to make use of the company’s product to fish in the Otselic River during their lunch hours.