When Ausable Chasm opened to the public in 1870, access was limited to a couple of places, one being Table Rock from the Chasm rim via a long steep staircase. This changed in 1873 when Philadelphia entrepreneurs acquired lands along the Chasm's . . . — — Map (db m160734) HM
Each boat, and each boatman paining, made many trips down the Chasm a day (often 10-20). Getting 1-to 2-ton boats back upriver 1 mile (16 km) from the Boat Landing to Table Rock for another ride posed quite the challenge. So how was this done? . . . — — Map (db m160736) HM
The Liberty Bell is an iconic American symbol of freedom.
It represents our independence from Great Britain.
In 1851, church bells in Syracuse, New York, rang an alarm when U.S. marshals arrested fugitive
Slave William "Jerry” Williams. . . . — — Map (db m162034) HM
Seneca R Stoddard, eminent Adirondacks photographer and guidebook author, penned these words about the Ausable Chasm (Kaz' m] Best Ride in 1890—
"Through a cleft in the lower edge of Table Rock we descend and enter the large bateaux . . . — — Map (db m160733) HM
The boat displayed here belonged to the last fleet of wooden boats used for the highly popular scenic boat tour of Ausable Chasm [Aw-SAY-bull Kaz-'m], enjoyed by millions of people since it began in 1873. Then—as now—the boat tour . . . — — Map (db m160731) HM