Did you enjoy the 1957 Ferry Brochure we posted a week ago? If you’re enjoying the nostalgic artifacts we’ve been posting, let us know with a comment below this post or on Facebook / Twitter. We really appreciate your feedback. And if you happen to have interesting vintage Essex, NY artifacts tucked away, please let us know. We’d love to feature them on the Essex blog!
In the same vein, we’re sharing another patina’ed brochure published by the Essex Chamber of Commerce once upon a time. We received this brochure from Karen Dalton who found it during recent renovations of the Essex Inn. It would be great to find out a little more about it such as the year it was published. It would also be interesting to know what years Essex maintained a Chamber of Commerce.
We’ve included excerpts of the most interesting information in the brochure for your enjoyment.
- By auto— Route 22, main scenic highway from New York to Montreal.
- By railroad— Delaware & Hudson R.R., on the main line from New York to Montreal.
- By Ferry–Directly to Essex from Charlotte, Vermont and all New England points.
- By pleasure craft–From the south by way of the Hudson River, Champlain Canal, Lake Champlain, from the north by way of the St. Lawrence River, Richelieu River, Lake Champlain.
On Lake Champlain, 138 miles long; nestling in the foothills of the world-famous Adirondack Mountains; with sunrise over the verdant Green Mountains to greet you in the morning and sunset over the majestic Adirondacks to bid you good-night; with Mts. Marcy (highest in New York), Whiteface, MacIntyre, Dix, Hurricane as a backdrop and Mts. Mansfield (highest in Vermont), Breadloaf, Camel’s Hump, Lincoln predominating the panorama stretching out before you.
Historic and Scenic
Route of explorers and missionaries 1609-1649; land rich in Revolutionary lore 1776-1784; region of naval engagements War of 1812; within shirt distance of all featured types of natural beauty spots; mountains, lakes, wooded lands, streams with tumbling falls, open roads, nature-carved Ausable Chasm, Adirondack State Forest Preserve, primeval wilderness and largest state-owned public playground in America, 2,159,000 acres.
Nationally known Crater Club, hotels, summer homes, cottages, camps, tourist homes; Crater Club Day Cap with supervised play and instruction fro children.
Swimming, bathing, diving; motorboating, sail boating, canoeing; fishing; all in Lake Champlain; horseback riding, hiking, mountain climbing; while streams crowded with fighting, twisting trout are available nearby.
Summer theater of the Essex Players, Broadway actors and actresses in Essex; movie theaters; baseball; motoring; picnicking; with tennis; golfing; airplaning and dancing.
Catholic, Federated (Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian), Episcopal, Congregational.
Essex, NY Vintage Brochure Gallery
- 1957 Ferry Brochure (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Essex-Charlotte Ferry: Early Spring Schedule (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- The Art of Lake Champlain: Inspiring Landscape (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Merchant Row Mansions in Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Rosslyn (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)