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Old 07-06-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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Wondering if that is the former RR station lower right center.
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Wondering if that is the former RR station lower right center.
I tried to use Google Earth to compare what is there now and what was there a 100 years ago. In a lot of ways some things have not changed. The roads seem to be just like they were years ago making it easy to compare, and the cleared lot on the water looks pretty must as it did back then, not including the new cabins that came later.

Two things that I did notice that I found interesting was the sand bar of to the left of the picture is clearly visible and it seems that some of the trees on the bottom of the photo look as if they had been recently been cut.

Not to mention there seems to be no boats on the water.
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Wondering if that is the former RR station lower right center.
The Lake Shore Railroad follow the shoreline. You can still see the railroad bed and to the right of the picture the bridge over a brook. The bridge is still there.

That building you mentioned I think is a guest house.
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Funny that picture was posted yesterday. I was visiting with my mother yesterday, and we were talking about a similar photo from around the same time.

On the mountain side of the road, from left to right, are the barn, the Annex (a guest house), and the Green (also a guest house). Along the shore, the building to the far left, near the sand bar, was the ice house. It no longer exists. At the bottom of the driveway at the shoreline, you can barely make out the depot and the Summer House. Once the train no longer stopped there, the depot was moved to the mountain side of the road and renamed the Honeymoon Cottage. It is located to the right of the Green now, with another guest house, the Yellow, located between them. I am not sure when the the train stopped coming, but when my father was a child, his job was to run down to the train to collect the newspapers. That would have been around 1930.

Here is a picture of the depot in its original location, with the Summer House in the background.
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gillygirl Thanks very much for that image.

Helps confirm where this was taken before the dock was added.




Also from this thread. Photo posted by mcdude
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It's interesting how the main dock has changed over the years. The first picture of it is over 100 years ago (note the boat house), and the second one is fairly current. Obviously, the photos are taken from opposite sides.
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(from GillyGirl's post) "Once the train no longer stopped there, the depot was moved to the mountain side of the road and renamed the Honeymoon Cottage. It is located to the right of the Green now, with another guest house, the Yellow, located between them."
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My family stayed there in the late 60's, early 70's when I was a kid. Now I stay there with my wife and kids in the same cabin (cabin 4). Been staying since 2004. In fact, my wife and I renewed our vows for our 25th on the dock in 2014.

Here are a couple of videos from the Ames. The first has film footage my grandfather took when I was a kid, and pictures from the 2000's. The second is a GoPro highlight reel from my 2015 vacation and the last is a time lapse of the sunrise over Rattlesnake Island from just outside my cabin.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faWRd3BZ8Zc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFnP2USS5Tc&t


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbhQb8WHmq4

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