Ship to Shore

stone tower 660

Faintly, in the lower left-hand corner, “A BEAUTY SPOT ON LAKE GEORGE.” I never tire of postcards of Silas Paine’s stone tower, this one published for the Silver Bay Association by C.W. Hughes & Co. in Mechanicville, N.Y.



Delegates Depart

I love it that all the departing delegates are wearing a hat for the journey.

Delegates Parting Wave

J.S. Wolley

Wolley Cover

Those interested in Silver Bay history are familiar with the name and work of Jesse Sumner Wooley, and the publication of J.S. Wooley: Adirondack Photographer, edited by Richard Timberlake and Philip Terrie, is in every way a cause for celebration. The book includes a generous chapter on Silver Bay, as well as many, many more beautiful photographs of Lake George. Below, just a sample:

Wooley Baseball

Middlebury vs. West Point, 1920

Wooley Launch Trip

Launch trip, 1910

Wooley Pageant

A 1910 pageant; perhaps those tablets bear the Ten Commandments.

Wooley Slivers

Slivers, the Famous Clown, 1908

Wooley Swimmers


Wooley Wedding

A Silver Bay wedding