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Lake George in Warren County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lake George Steamboat Company

 
 
Lake George Steamboat Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
1. Lake George Steamboat Company Marker
Monument as seen from the west.
Inscription.
 
Erected by Lake George Steamboat Company.
 
Location. 43° 25.217′ N, 73° 42.55′ W. Marker is in Lake George, New York, in Warren County. Marker is on Beach Road near U.S. 9, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Monument is approximately .5 miles east of the intersection of US Route 9 and Beach Road in the Village of Lake George. Marker is in this post office area: Lake George NY 12845, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northeast Bastion (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Southeast Bastion (about 500 feet away); Northwest Bastion (about 500 feet away); Southwest Bastion (about 700 feet away); Royal Sussex Regiment Memorial (about 700 feet away); A Common Stone (about 800 feet away); Delaware & Hudson Railroad (approx. 0.2 miles away); Submerged Track (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lake George.
 
More about this marker. The monument is located at the entrance to the Steel Pier for the Lake George Steamboat Company.
 
Regarding Lake George Steamboat Company. Monument is dedicated to two prominent individuals of influence with the steamboat
Lake George Steamboat Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
2. Lake George Steamboat Company Marker
Monument as seen from the east.
company.
 
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Lake George Steamboat Company Monument image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
3. Lake George Steamboat Company Monument
Monument as viewed from the south side of Beach Road.
Captain Wilbur E. Dow, Jr. image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
4. Captain Wilbur E. Dow, Jr.
8/5/1906 - 11/14/1991
A man of many abilities; at his best, a sailor.
Born in Brooklyn, raised in Seattle. Boxer, debate champion, stroke oar University of Washington crew.
Shipped out of Seattle in 1923, ordinary seaman, age 15. Sailed in Round the World Trade with Isthmian Line. Masters license, any ocean, any tonnage, age 25.
Went ashore in 1931, became world's Foremost Admiralty Attorney. Director of 23 steamship companies. Enriched several now famous Greek shipowners. Three successful oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Led the 1954 Dow Polar Expedition to locate magnetic North Pole. Subsequently elected to Explorers Club.
Personally saved seaman's retirement home, Sailors Snug Harbor. Rebuilt the Lake George Steamboat Company., founded the New Orleans Steamboat Company. Champion of justice for all seeking his help, fighter for purity of Lake George's waters.
Wilbur's Way; "I always do what I think is right at the time and I don't give a damn about the rest".
Captain Teddy J. Kalisz image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
5. Captain Teddy J. Kalisz
7/4/1919 - 8/5/1996
Early life on farm, west of Detroit, boyhood like Huck Finn.Worked at Henry Ford's Rouge River plant, sailed Ford's Great Lakes ore carriers, played for Ford baseball team.
Joined U.s. Navy, age 17. First ship SARATOGA, America's early aircraft carrier. Picked up survivors when Japanese sank U.S. gunboat PANAY on Yangtze River, 1937.
Appointed Chief Boatswain mate, 1942. Eight World War II TransAtlantic convoy crossings, Armed Guard Commander aboard S.S. JEAN. As UDT Command, went ashore invasion of Guam, Lion One. Served as Chief Boatswain, U.S. Navy vessels, through 1959.
Joined Lake George Steamboat Company, 1960. Captain of TICONDEROGA, MOHICAN, LAC DU SAINT SACREMENT, sternwheelers COTTON BLOSSOM, P.A. DENNY, delivered BAYOU JEAN LAFITTE and highspeed catamaran AUDUBON EXPRESS to New Orleans. Vice President, General Manager of Steamboat for 22 years.
Honorable, catholic man, good golfer, great leader, true friend. The Steamboat Company will not again see such a champion.
Lake George Steamboat Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
6. Lake George Steamboat Company Marker
Plaque on south side of monument.
Lake George Steamboat Company Marker image. Click for full size.
By John Farrell, April 27, 2009
7. Lake George Steamboat Company Marker
Closer view of monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. This page has been viewed 1,058 times since then and 93 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by John Farrell of Lake George, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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