Do you recognize the kinds of boats these are? Does the location look familiar to you — or any of the landmarks? When do you think this old postcard dates to?
Here’s what the community had to say:
Dianne Lansing: I know, I know….they are sailboats!
Christine Herrmann: Not sure what kind of sailboats, but they are gaff rigged.
Can you identify the boats as a more definite type of sailboat? The model/kind might help identify the year. Although I’m guessing that’s it’s sometime in the first half of the 1900s.
Do you think that’s the Split Rock area in the background?
The caption reads: ” Scudding slong under full sail, Lake Champlain, NY”. Is “slong” a sail term? Or do you think that should be along and is a typo?
Below is the backside of the postcard. Not much there as it was never sent. It just tells us the postcard was published by Arthur Livingston.
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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