The Town of Webb Historical Assoc-iation will sponsor a fund-raising Historical Boat Tour of the Fulton Chain of Lakes on Saturday, September 17.
Participants will meet at the Old Forge Navigation Dock at 1 p.m. and enjoy a narrated tour of 20 historic places of interest along the Fulton Chain aboard antique wooden boats.
Town of Webb Historian Peg Masters compiled the list of locations of historical note and provided the narrative and accompanying vintage photos that will be utilized by those guiding the tour.
The list of historic properties includes the Hollywood Hills Hotel on First Lake, deCamp Islands (known as Treasure and Skull Islands) at the entrance to Second Lake, the site of the Bald Mountain House Hotel on the north shore of Third Lake, and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Fourth Lake.
Guides will also visit Indian Point on the First Lake Channel, site of the 1833 murder of Native American trapper Peter Waters, known as Drid, at the hands of Nat Foster.
Among those who will be donating the use of their antique or historic boats are Ken Hinckley of Big Moose Lake, Diane and Chris Gaige, Deke and Carol Morrison, and Doc and Judy Foley who are organizers of the inaugural event.
Many of the boat taxis received high honors at the Antique Boat Show which takes place every July at the Old Forge Lakefront and is presented by the Adirondack Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society.
The cost of the approximate two-hour tour is $50 per person and includes a complimentary drink/beverage of your choice at Sister’s Bistro, Tony Harper’s Too or Slickers at the conclusion of the tour.
All proceeds will benefit the operational expenses at the Goodsell Museum.
Pre-sale tickets are available at the Goodsell Museum located at 2993 State Route 28, or by calling (315) 369-3838. Tickets will also be available the day of the tour, seating provided.