This vintage postcard of the Ticonderoga generated a lot of comments from the community. The ship was very recognizable because despite how many years it’s been since the Ti floated on Lake Champlain it still exists! It has been preserved and can be visited at the Shelburne Museum (learn more here).
See the comments below:
Matt C. Morian: Love it at the museum!
Christine Herrmann: Of course, it’s the Ti! Don’t know the year but it probably was before 1950 when she stopped running on Lake Champlain.
Dianne B Lansing: I think I was in high school when I rode on it and that was in the 50’s so I’d say the postcard was from the 50’s. Memorable ride to Burlington.
Bill Mock: My grandfather Captain Wally Mock was the captain on that ship
Roger S Williams: I rode on the Ticonderoga when I was a child before it went to the Shelburne Museum.
The backside of the postcard can be seen below. It was never sent, so there is no message or postage date. However, there is a description on the back that makes it seem likely this postcard originated from the Shelburne Museum. If that’s the case it dates sometime after 1955.
“Ticonderoga by W. Randall (27.2.4-10) Built in Shelburne Shipyards in 1906, the Ticonderoga was in active service on Lake Champlain until 1953. In the winter of 1955 she was brought overland to the museum, a journey taking 65 days.”
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