The Perils of Mail by Boat

sagamore

Before Route 9 was completed on the west shore of Lake George, the mail traveled by boat. Shown on a Jesse Sumner Wooley postcard, the steamboat Sagamore is settled near the shore after hitting a rock in July, 1927. But we can heave a sigh of relief because on this card mailed that week from Silver Bay, N.Y., Arlene Stevens wrote, ” Dear Mother, This is the boat that my cake was on but am so glad they saved the mail.”

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