It’s time to share another vintage image this Monday! We shared the vintage postcard above on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invited our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia to tell us what they could surmise about this summertime Essex view.
The postcard is labeled, “Essex Bay, on Lake Champlain, N.Y.” There are four boats visible on the lake, a sailboat at the forefront with two smaller boats to the south of it. Can you determine their make? The ship in the background appears to be one of the Lake Champlain steam ferries, and the angle suggests that we are viewing it from the north as it approaches Essex. It’s presence suggests that this postcard may have been created in the early half of the 1900s.
To me this appears to be perhaps a colored pencil drawing rather than a photograph. Or maybe this old postcard just mimics that effect? What do you think?
See what the community had to say below:
Christine Herrmann: Looks like a view from Begg’s Point with the “Ti” in the background.
George Davis: I agree with Christine, though my first impression was that the postcard captured a view of Split Rock from the north/northwest side of Whallons Bay. Not 100% certain either way…
The bench suggests a park location (aka Beggs Point), but that does appear to be Split Rock in the background…and the postcard is labeled “Essex Bay” rather than “Whallons Bay,” but that could just be a generalization. So what do you think? Is this a view off Begg’s Point or from Whallons Bay?
- Vintage Postcard: The Old Dock Coffee House, Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Motor Boat Station (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex Doodlebomb: Essex Horse Nail Company (essexny.us)
- Daily Doodle: Ice Fishing on Beggs Point by Mary Wade (essexny.us)
- Vintage Stereoview: Northern Essex Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)