Here’s what we’ve heard about them so far:
Dianne Lansing: I can tell that they are sailboats!!!
George Davis: Judging from the design of the wooden sailboats and the quality/age of the photograph, this appears to have been recorded early in the century. Perhaps these vessels are still afloat somewhere on Lake Champlain or beyond?
Take a closer look at the boats in the photo below:The postcard is titled, “Essex on Lake Champlain. Gem of the Lake, NY.” Perhaps “Gem of the Lake” is the name of one of the boats? Or maybe that phrase is referring to town of Essex as the “gem?” What do you think? Share your thoughts and comments about this postcard below!
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