Friday, October 29, 2010

Sailing Canoe


Baydog said...

Mountain Lake, N.J., in or around 1914. I remember it well. Seeing that there were, in fact, houses already built on the banks of the lake, I knew better than to proclaim it Birchwood Lake, which happened to be the highest lake in the area, therefore the last around which to presumably be developed.

Then of course it may have been the mighty Metedeconk River, where the river meets the trees.

Tillerman said...

LOL. Actually houses were never built around Birchwood Lake so you are right in saying that it's not that. It is, in fact, Mountain Lake in Mountain Lakes NJ... with a view of #55 Lake Drive just to the right of the canoe. The year could even be a year or two earlier than 1914 given that that stretch of Lake Drive was one of the earliest streets in the town to be developed.

Mountain Lakes is celebrating its centenary in 1911. I hope that the Mountain Lakes Sailing Association will be holding an event to commemorate 100 years (or damn near to it) of sailing on Mountain Lake.

Baydog said...

Would it be open to sailors from all over or just the surrounding parts? It would be well worth the drive just to be a part of something like that.

Especially if they have a good donut spread at registration.

Dennis @ Marine Electronics said...

Ingenuity. You got to love the ingenuity, no matter when or where it occurs.

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