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
In my perennial quest to document and showcase Essex artifacts, I end up badgering Essex friends whenever I come across an intriguing find. This photograph popped up in my Facebook feed about a week ago, posted by my neighbor Dianne Lansing with the following description. A … [Read more...] about Essex Horse Nails
To all patrons of the Belden Noble Memorial Library: As the year draws to a close, we wish to thank you for your generous support this year. In 2014, you supported your library's general fund with over $11,000 in individual contributions (including a $5,000 bequest) and … [Read more...] about Essex Library: Thank You!
I've never heard of Edwin Douglas, and the magic of Google isn't offering much insight either. Perhaps you recollect a painter by the name of Edwin Douglas setting up an easel in/near Beggs Park some time around 1969? Or perhaps the mysterious painter never set foot in our … [Read more...] about Lake Champlain from Beggs Park by Edwin Douglas
Each Monday we share an Essex photo or artifact on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Thank you, Mary Wade for sharing this postcard with us! Do you recognize the scene in this pictured about? If anything I'm … [Read more...] about Vintage Postcard: St. John’s Church