Sailing with Susan B. Anthony

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“Before the sun was up this morning, Miss Anthony and two bright girls from Brooklyn manned a small sailing craft and went up the lake. They invited some merchant princes to take a seat on board, and remain quiet spectators of the scene. They performed some very difficult evolutions. In one rather dangerous maneuver, a gentleman, becoming a little nervous, was threatened with the fate of Jonah, which immediately brought him to order.”

– From “What Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Thinks of Skaneateles,”  Skaneateles Democrat,  September 10, 1868; Miss Anthony was visiting with her cousin, Anson Lapham, at what is today Roosevelt Hall; postcard image from Livingston, Williams & Hunt, Skaneateles, N.Y.

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