Travel Back in Time to Lake George in the 1950s
What a historic role Lake George has played for hundreds of years. From the Revolutionary War to its massive tourist industry today, Lake George has been a destination serving millions for generations.
I came across something you don't see everyday, some 8mm film of a family vacation on Lake George. The date is believed to be circa the late 1940's or early 50's. What's amazing in this gallery is how very little of the 'charm' of Lake George has changed over the years.
Sure, there has been lots of development over the years including residences, theme parks, restaurants, and resorts. But these photos show that the very essence of that little town has remained unbelievably consistent through the years.
Looking through these photos, you'll see the bustling tourist stores up and down Canada Street, very much like today. Steamboats were a popular attraction back then, in fact, the boat pictured in the photos below - The Mohican - still runs every summer. Even the tourist boat below called 'The Roamer', was in operation for over 40 years on Lake George and reportedly still operates today on Skaneateles Lake, one of the Finger Lakes in Central New York.
Fort William Henry has retained much of the same spirit as it had then with the cannons and concrete build. Barring the quality of the film, the photos of the Sagamore taken from the lake show the building has retained its beauty and looks very much the same as it does today.