Have you seen this old postcard before? I’m sure most everyone recognizes this landmark. It’s the Split Rock Lighthouse! If you didn’t recognize it take a look at the title that backs up the claim: “Split Rock Light, Lake Champlain, N.Y.”
Here’s a couple comments we’ve received from the community:
Ann Dickinson: Is that lighthouse still there?
Dwayne Cross Jr.: Split Rock Lighthouse!
Yes, this tower is still standing today! The original tower was constructed in the 1830s, but a new one (the one that appears in the photo) replaced it in 1867.
We discovered this postcard in the digital collections of the New York Public Library. The publisher was identified as Detroit Publishing Company, and it was dated c. 1898 – 1931.
We’ve shared several old photos of the lighthouse before — see a few examples in the “related articles” section below!
Notice anything that’s changed in the landscape? Have any other thoughts to share? Please leave a comment.
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.
- Vintage Postcard: Split Rock Lighthouse (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Artifact: Split Rock Woodcut Print (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Split Rock Lighthouse (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Sherwood Inn Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Ship on Whallons Bay (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)