The Daily Gazette
The Locally Owned Voice Of The Capital Region

Back in Time: Nine people drowned in 1893 when Lake George ship sank

Text Size: A | A

The sad work on Lake George began at dawn on Friday, Aug. 4, 1893. Bodies of nine people were in the water at Shelving Rock, near Bolton Landing. Words about the last voyage of the pleasure steamship Rachel were spreading around the Adirondacks. The story began the night before — Thursday, Aug. 3. Twenty-nine people from the Fourteen Mile Island Hotel had chartered the steamer for transport to the Hundred Island House at Shelving Rock, ...

You Must or Subscribe to Continue
subscribe to the Daily Gazette
Individual stories can be found and purchased from our Archives for $2.00

Enjoy this story? Share it!



There are currently no posts. Be the first to comment on this story.