Historical Museum Showcases Long-Ago Lake Winters

(1/29/11 Update: New Photo Added!)  The Lake Hopatcong Historical Museum shares a collection of photographs that capture lake activities many years ago, from skate sailing to winter carnivals.  Enjoy!

 

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The champion woman skate sailor of America, Rusty Capes of Brooklyn won the women’s championship of the Skate Sailing Association of America, on Lake Hopatcong, N.J., January 28, 1924.
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Skate Sailing, River Styx Cove, circa 1925.
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 Nolan’s Point, circa 1915.
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River Styx Cove, in front of Bon Air Lodge Hotel, 1925.
lhhm_winter_-_5Lake Hopatcong Winter Carnival, January 1925.
lhhm_winter_-_6Snow shoeing at Lake Hopatcong, circa 1920.
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Formerly there were no rules against cars on Lake Hopatcong and this was a popular activity as seen in Van Every (Lee’s) Cove circa 1920 with Villa von Campe Hotel in background.
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Before electric refrigeration, ice was big business at Lake Hopatcong.  Here we see the ice being “harvested” off Nolan’s Point circa 1910.
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River Styx Road in Hopatcong with Hudson Maxim School on left, circa 1930.
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Skiing in front of the Bryant Villa Hotel on Nolan’s Point, circa 1930.
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Elba Avenue in Hopatcong as seen on January 2, 1898.
lhhm_winter_-_12Ice was formerly a major winter industry at Lake Hopatcong with five major ice houses cutting and storing ice each winter.  Lake Hopatcong Ice was distributed throughout the area.

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