It definitely pains me to see Rosslyn's boathouse underwater (even 3+ decades after the fact), but it’s a reminder that we have made some headway over the last eleven years. Of course, there’s never any guarantee — and I’m well aware that flooding could bring the pretty boathouse … [Read more...] about Rosslyn Boathouse Underwater in 1983
Ever scouring the midden heaps — real and virtual — for Essex artifacts, I came across these curiosities. These ACME “picture cards” were offered as incentives to soap customers. Save ACME brand Marseilles White Spray Soap wrappers, mail them to Lautz Bros & Co. (located in … [Read more...] about 19th Century Essex Merchant Geo D. Anson
I present to you a rather well captured (and equally well preserved) photograph of The Ross Mansion (aka Hickory Hill) circa 1910... The Ross Mansion in the photograph above was originally built for, and owned by Henry Howard Ross, the brother of William Daniel Ross who built … [Read more...] about 1910 Hickory Hill Photo
I recently stumbled across a reference to local boatbuilders, Frederick W. Rice and Fred M. Rice. The mention, buried in museum notes about a Willsboro, NY Adirondack guideboat builder, was brief. Too brief. 55-year old guide and boatbuilder, Fred Rice... Fred M. Rice learned … [Read more...] about Willsboro Boatbuilders: Frederick W. Rice and Fred M. Rice
It's almost time to celebrate 6 years of Essex on Lake Champlain's service to the community! Since launching in June 2011, the Essex blog has reached some impressive milestones: I'd like to explain the remarkable — albeit somewhat unlikely — meteoric rise of the … [Read more...] about Will You Sponsor the Essex Blog?