Recognize this ship? If not, then see the caption along the top that reads: “The Excursion Steamer “Ticonderoga” Leaving its Home Port Burlington, Vt. on Lake Champlain”. The name Ticonderoga is also seen clearly on the side of the ship.
What can you tell us about this ship? Have you ever seen it in person? When do you think this postcard dates to?
Here’s what the community has shared already:
Christine Herrmann: It’s the “Ti!” As kids, we took a ride on the Ticonderoga from Essex to Westport and back every summer until she was retired and taken off the lake in 1953. In our much later years, we visit her at Shelburne Museum!
Pam Martin: I remember seeing her– she was beautiful! Wasn’t there a 1 time cruise before she went to the museum? I think I remember her on the lake.
Ann Dickinson: Saw this ship at the Shelburne Museum a few years ago! Wish I could have taken a ride on the lake on this ship!
Below is the back side of the postcard. It was never sent so there is no postage mark and there is no date. Although along the left side and the center are some identifying notations about the creator(s). The left line reads: “C.W. Hughes & Co., Inc. Mechanicville, NY.” The center line reads: “Genuine Curteich – Chicago ‘C.T. Art Colortone’ Post Card (Reg. US Pat. Off.)”.
Do you have any thoughts to share about this old postcard? Please leave a comment below!
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