Skaneateles Boats

Skaneateles Boats Ad 1921

Ad for Skaneateles Boat & Canoe Co. from the pages of Motor Boat magazine, May 25, 1921



Bob Green

Photo by Bob Green, taken during last night’s storm, May 21, 2013. He notes, “After I took this photo I realized I was standing under the tall pine tree in Thayer Park… not a brilliant idea!”

This photo is available as a print or card at Fine Art America, where you can see more of Bob’s photography.

On the Shore


Oh my goodness. From left to right: Joel Thayer’s boathouse, the east end of Legg Hall (completed in 1868), Joel Thayer’s gazebo (in the park he created in 1874), the wild stretch that became F.C. Austin Park in 1935, the roof and steeple of St. James’ Episcopal (built in 1873), a boathouse that, if it were still there, would be behind the present St. James’ rectory, and the boat house belonging to The Boulders (completed 1884).

Two Boathouses

And from the opposite angle, the boathouse belonging to The Boulders in the foreground, and farther down (to the east) the boathouse belonging to Willowbank (a wedding present in 1871 to Cornelia Tyler Longstreet Poor).