Every week we share a different image on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invite our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia. We shared the old postcard above without it’s caption.
Do you recognize this location on Lake Champlain? Which island is it? We had several comments from the community:
Mary Wade: Looks like Sloup island, across from Essex near Charlotte ferry crossing. I swam across at 16 yrs old and my Grandfather owned and operated the ferry from early 30’s up until world war 2. Captain Wally Mock.
Bryan Nelson Elder: When I crossed on this ferry as a kid, it was a sign that I was on the Vermont side of the lake.
Dianne Lansing: I agree with Mary. She ought to know….I think she swam across the lake to that island!
Randy Schneider: It’s the point in Charlotte south of the ferry looking toward Essex and the south farm.worked on the camp there with Tim.
Natalie Wiles: Sloup Island where my mom picnicked as a teen?
Emily G. Phillips: Diamond Island yo!! The northern of the two to be exact. ❤️❤️❤️
We had some correct guesses—it is Diamond Island! I believe today it has some meteorological equipment installed on the island. Does anyone know if that is true?
Not sure when the postcard was created. The backside doesn’t offer much insight. Although, it does tell us that the postcard was created by C.W. Hughes & Co, Inc. of Mechanicville, NY. And stamps were one one cent!
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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