Greenwood Lake library will host discussion on the history of steamboats

| 30 Sep 2011 | 08:31

Greenwood Lake - The lecture, “The History of the Grand Greenwood Lake Steamboats,” with historian Stephen M. Gross, will take place on Thursday, Oct. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Gross, presents the history of these vessels through historic images. These steamboats transported passengers from the steam engines arriving at the lake with vacationers to the numerous hotels that dotted the shores during the mid-19th century when these luxurious hotels were first being built in Greenwood Lake. Getting to the hotels was not easy. The solution was boats—boats powered by steam. Some were relatively small, but others were capable of carrying large numbers of passengers. Reminders of a romantic era on Greenwood Lake, they carried names like the Montclair, Milford, Anita, Wilhelmina, and Carrie T. Seating is limited; call 477-8377 to register.