Just a suggestion about another place to start looking for salvaged/reclaimed lumber. The Building Materials Reuse Association (non-profit educational organization whose mission is to facilitate building deconstruction and the reuse/recycling of recovered building materials) has a directory on their website with a listing by state of companies that resell old building materials.
The listing for NY is quite lengthy with most sellers based in NYC, not upstate. But there are a few local companies listed. Note: not all the companies listed sell lumber, so we'd have to ask specifics over email or phone.
I haven't made any calls yet; since I know other people have been working on it. I just thought I'd post this in case our other sources for wood didn't work out.