Every Monday we share an image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. Last Monday we shared the cropped version of the vintage ferry brochure cover seen above.
We asked if anyone had seen this brochure and if they had any guesses as to the year it dated to. It’s actually from 1951 as you can see on the full size version of the cover page. Below are all the pages of the brochure. Click on any image to enlarge it.
The Interior Flap
Here’s what the text says on this page:
Most Beautiful ferry crossings in North America!!
Lake Champlain, sixth largest fresh water lake in the United States, lies between Vermont’s famous Green Mountains and the great Adirondacks of New York State. It extends 136 miles from the Canadian border past Fort Ticonderoga to the south. The lake comprises an area of great historical significance. The first American naval battle was fought against the British at Valcour Island in 1776. Many believe the mountain scenery as seen from Lake Champlain is without parallel in this country. You vacation trips are pleasanter and more relaxing as you enjoy these crossings while saving time and many travel miles.
The Interior Spread (Map & Schedule)
A lot of information on this map and schedule. Please enlarge it if you’d like to examine it all. Although most interesting may be the price differences between 1951 and today. Here’s what the costs are on the Essex crossing:
One Way – Car & Drive $1.75, Passenger 35c, Children 5-12 years 20c
Round Trip – Car & Drive $3.10, Passenger 60c, Children 5-12 years 35c
Here’s the list of ferry crossings named on the back of the brochure:
The Streamline Ferry
Burlington, VT. to Port Kent, NY
Save 85 Miles
The Roosevelt Ferry
Grand Isle, VT to Plattsburgh, NY
Save 50 Miles
The Essex Ferry
Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Save 50 Miles
The back also says “Franchise granted 1826” for Lake Champlain Transportation Co., Inc.
Any thoughts to share about the brochure? How has the style changed when compared to the brochures produced in recent years? Please share your thoughts in the comments below!
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