Have you ever seen this vintage photo with the little canoe tied up by the shore? Do you recognize Cannon Point Bay? Where exactly is it? I believe that this bay is located inside of a little cape right before Whallon’s Bay on Lake Champlain in Essex, NY.
Have its looks changed throughout the years? Any idea when the photo was taken? Share some any memories you have of visiting!
Source of the Photo: Essex Souvenir Letter
This photograph appeared in an old “Essex Souvenir Letter” postmarked March 18, 1908, which was filled will several photographs of Essex.
Other photos we’ve shared that appeared in this Souvenir Letter:
The date on the envelope tells us that the photo of the Bay was taken in 1908 or more likely prior to that year.
The front of the letter shows us that it was published by “W.H. Cruikshank, Essex – on – Lake Champlain, NY.” Has anyone ever heard of this person or that surname?
Also, the back of the letter has printed on it “The Douglas Publishing Company, Buffalo, New York. Delaware & Hudson Railroad Series A.M.R.” The former is obviously the company that published the letter and the photographs therein, but what about the D&H Railroad? That was a railroad company that operated through the region at one point (learn about the Delaware & Hudson Railroad Co. history here). Perhaps they sponsored the publication?
What do you think? I asked some of these questions previously but no luck with an answer — maybe this time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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 Photo: Old Stump Bridge at Whallon’s Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Essex, NY from Lake Champlain (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Camel’s Hump (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Residence of H.H. Noble (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Essex Main Street Looking North (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)