The Essex-Charlotte ferry has increased its hours already this spring! This is earlier than usual. Perhaps because of the unexpected good weather and short winter? The New York side crossing is now open from 6:30 am-8:30 pm and the Vermont side from 6 am-8pm. You can view the … [Read more...] about Ferry Hours Increase!
For those of you that take the ferry across Lake Champlain you should be aware that Lake Champlain Transportation (LCT) has done away with round trip ticket sales as of January 3, 2012. Only one way tickets are available now. What is the reason for this? Apparently the use of … [Read more...] about No More Round Trip Ferry Tickets!
Do you recognize our fair hamlet on Lake Champlain? I shot this slightly fuzzy shot today from the Essex-Charlotte ferry while crossing the lake on an atypically balmy November day. It's a little hard to believe that snow and ice and bone chilling winds are around the corner! Of … [Read more...] about Essex, Ferry View
Almost twenty four hours later, Sunday morning, the heat wave has abated. Slightly. And yet looking at this snapshot I captured on my phone yesterday instantly summons the sweaty flush I felt riding my bike to breakfast at Essex Provisions. These fellows were already up and … [Read more...] about Saturday Morning Stencil
Small and picturesque, Essex Marina is located on the deep water "narrows" of Lake Champlain. Essex Marina has a shipbuilding history dating from before the Revolutionary War through the 21st century. It boasts two functional marine railways, renovated buildings, updated … [Read more...] about Essex Marina