National Geographic : 1938 Jun
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE W_iNatlonal oeograpnic society utaycolor Photograph by Harrison Howell Walker ALL-YEAR PLAYGROUND IS LAKE PLACID-BOATING AND SWIMMING IN SUMMER. SKIING AND SKATING WHEN WINTER COMES The bustling double-decker at the pier takes visitors around the lake, past rustic camps half hidden among the evergreens and birches. When in 1882 the region's first engine-driven boat was brought overland from Lake Champlain she met a hot reception. Oarsmen, fearing competition, burned her at her moorings one dark night. Today the lake is dotted with power craft of all descriptions. In winter skates ring on its frozen surface-and in summer on the ice of the Olympic Arena.