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. Have you ever seen the old photo above? Do you recognize the site in Essex?
Here is what the community had to say about it:
George Davis: As I understand it, the foreground gas dock must be where the dock now stands for Cabins on the Lake, and the background is the Old Dock. Unless I’m wrong…
Dianne Lansing: That’s the Old Dock in the background.
Lorraine Townsend Faherty: is this Morse’s Marina?
Steve Mckenna: I have many memories there and across the bay!…
Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company (Plattsburgh, NY): Wonderful photo! Those beautiful wooden gas launches are amazing! It’s possible that some of these may have been made by the Lozier Company in Plattsburgh, who manufactured similar launches and engines here in the early 1900s. The Adirondack Museum at Blue Mountain Lake has one in their collection. Lozier eventually switched to building cars and for a time, were among the most expensive automobiles in America. That backwards “N” on the sign is great.
Do you have more to share? Perhaps you recognize the men in the photo? Or maybe you know the name of the company that owned the gas dock or the owners’ names?
I wonder what happened to it? Anyone know that story? Please leave a comment and share what you know (or just your guesses).
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.