Every Monday we share a vintage image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Last week we shared the postcard above which looks relatively new. Have you ever seen this postcard before? When do you think it was taken?
Do you recognize the view? What about that island in Lake Champlain? (Hint: This is not in Essex, but it is near.)
The back of the postcard reads:
Beautiful Lake Champlain
Looking towards Schuyler Island on Lake Champlain, NY. Green Mts. of Vermont in distance.
A couple members of the community recognized the island right away:
Peter Cross: That looks like Schuyler Island to me.
Wendy Burt: ~Taken From Rattlesnake Mountain~;-)~
Schuyler Island is located on the lake between Port Kent, New York and Willsboro Bay. It is technically part of Chesterfield, in Essex County, New York. Take a look at it on a map below:
Does this postcard bring up any memories for you? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Share Your Essex Artifacts
If you want to share your old photos of Essex (or brochures; postcards; menus; tickets; any artifact) on the blog please email us at editor [AT] essexonlakechamplain [DOT] com.
- Vintage Postcard: Split Rock Lighthouse (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Brochure: Sherwood Inn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- W.D. Ross Store (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Ticonderoga Steam Ship (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
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