Glenn Corl
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 31, 2020

Born: October 22 1928

Died: December 27, 2020

Married: Natalie Bombard, Beverly Sharkey

Children: Douglas Corl, Deborah Corl, Michael Corl, Kathleen Corl

Glenn T. Corl was a Korean War veteran.  He worked for the Department of Environmental Conservation in the fish hatchery from the mid-1960s; he served as manager in the 1980s.  He served as President of the Saranac Lake Ski Club. In 1992, he lived in Vermontville.

He played basketball for Paul Smiths College from 1950 to 1952.  He was the first winner of the Willard Hanmer guideboat race in 1963.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, December 31, 2020

Glenn T. Corl

Glenn T. Corl, 92, of Lake Clear, died Sunday Dec. 27, 2020, at the Champlain Valley Senior Community in Willsboro.

Glenn was born on Oct. 22 1928 in Rochester, the son of Glenn Corl and Kathleen Howe.

He married Natalie Bombard in 1953. Later in life he married Beverly Sharkey in 1972.

He graduated from Jefferson High School in 1949 in Rochester. He joined the United States Army and served in the Pacific theater as an M.P. during the Korean War.

Glenn attended Paul Smith’s College, where he played basketball, graduating in 1952. He was employed from 1959 to 1991 for the Bureau of Fish at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. He was the manager and very instrumental in the design and construction of the new hatchery in the 1980s.

Glenn was the first winner of the Willard Hanmer guideboat race in 1963 and 1965. He was the president of the ski club and ski race starter for many years at Mount Pisgah.

Glenn participated in several Boy Scout activities and school student seminars pertaining to fish culture. Glenn loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. His love for fishing took him to Alaska and Nova Scotia on many fishing trips.

Glenn is survived by his sons, Douglas (Arlana) of Alaska and Michael Corl of New Hampshire; three daughters, Deborah Black of Burlington, Vermont, Kathleen (Richard) Leidig of Lake Clear and Sheri (Cory) Cross of Albany. He is also survived by six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his beloved dog Cindy, who was his partner in all his yard sale ventures for the past 10 years.

Glenn was predeceased by his father Glenn, mother Kathleen, sister Mary Ann McGonagle, grandson Eric Corl and step-grandson Tyler Leidig.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. A graveside service will take place at the convenience of the family at a later date.

Anyone wishing to remember Glenn are asked to make donations to the Adirondack Animal Coalition, who took Glenn’s dog Cindy and placed her in a good home. They provide families with food for their animals and more. Family and friends can also share their memories and condolences at

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, June 10, 1964

Glen Corl to Defend Hanmer Crown In July 4th Guideboat

Defending champion Glen Corl announced yesterday that he will defend his title in the 3 1/2-mile Willard Hanmer Guideboat race on July 4.

Corl will face a probable field of 15 in that class vying for the top cash prize of $100 and the trophy presented annually by Paul Smith's Electric Light and Power Co. The first six entries have already been signed. The other classes included in the regatta which starts promptly at 11 a.m. from Baldwin Park on Lake Flower Avenue are the 2-man canoe event and Folbots under the chairmanship of Rex Brusgul.

It was learned at the very moment the committee meeting was being held Monday, that a challenge had been issued by Saranac Lake Mayor Howard Riley and his stern-paddler (canoes) Mickey Luce to Enterprise Editor Peter W. Cox, and his partner Dr. Alfred Decker, who were second in the 1964 AuSable River race recently held at Lake Placid. This shapes up as a grudge match and both teams have been practicing diligently in time trials at sundown, twice a week. The race for ail types of craft includes the stretch on Lake Flower, a carry over Main Street at the bridge and dam, and a course of river running directly through the village under seven bridges including some rapids near Pine Street.

Inquiries have been received from Canton and Potsdam by  prospective entries where canoeists of the Grasse River championships have some able paddlers anxious to test the mettle of the northerners.

The finish line at the Saranac Lake Fish and Game Club grounds will be a scene of fun and liveliness with prizes being awarded at this point In addition to the Paul Smith's trophy and the guide-boat cash prizes, there will be the Harry Duso and Sons trophy for canoe winners and two hand-made paddles, a special prize in the youth class for boys or girls 15 and under, plus a prize for "ancients", that boat whose paddlers have the highest aggregate age and finally, [a] women's award.

It is presently understood that the Chamber of Commerce is seeking a suitable canoe partner for William G. Distin, Sr. (of "suitable" age)…

Chateaugay Record and Franklin County Democrat, April 20, 1983

Northern counties well-stocked


Lake Clear Hatchery

DEC's Lake Clear hatchery began stocking over 140.000 trout in Essex county streams early in April. Hatchery Manager, Glen Corl, said: "We will release an additional 4500 Lake trout, and 75,000 land-locked salmon-mostly in tributaries." A total of 1300 splake (a lake speckled hibrid) are to be released, probably in Connery Pond, unless DEC makes a last minute change.

Chateaugay Record and Franklin County Democrat, June 13, 1984

River Fishing

Looking for a place to fish while waiting for the Derby to begin?

Glen Corl, New York State's fish hatchery manager, says he has just completed the stocking of 90,000 trout between west and east branches of the AuSable River. Add that total to the Crown Point Hatchery's contribution and you can readily see a good target to focus on. And if you want to know what a hatchery manager does on his vacation, you have already guessed it — Corl is headed up to the Bangor (Maine) salmon pool and adjacent waters for a week of salmon fishing.