A hundred years ago steamships plied the waters of the lake between various ports on both NY and VT shores. As a little girl my mother used to tap dance on the dock when the steamers arrived,…. My grandfather playing a harmonica. Tourists would give her pennies. She was a cute little girl with black ringlets back then in 1910! Now the steamer, Ticonderoga, is displayed at Shelburne Museum in VT.
I live about ten miles inland from the Lake. On a hot summer night it’s fun to drive to the ferry dock, park your car and walk onto the ferry for a ride across the lake to VT and back… and then go for an ice cream cone.