For many years, this steamboat, The Buttercup, was surrounded by mystery and intrigue while it sat in its watery grave at the bottom of Long Lake. If you look closely, you will see a large hole in the bow of this unique ship. The secret of the who, how, and why of that hole stayed a secret for many years.
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Looking out over Long Lake, it is difficult to think of it as a place of extreme hardship. But life in the central Adirondacks in the mid-19th century was not easy. In 1849, for example, Livonia Stanton and her family moved to Long Lake in the middle of the winter and her father had to use an ax and shovel to clear their cabin floor of snow and ice before they could even use the fireplace.
While recent rains have helped some parts of the Adirondacks, other parts are stuck in a dry spell that began with the mild winter.
On Tuesday, the Town of Long Lake told residents to stop washing their cars and watering their lawns to conserve water.
Long Lake’s water superintendent, Keith Austin, said a dry spell left the town unable to keep up with current demand. The system serves about 800 full-time residents and a seasonal population of 2,000 people in a typical year.
Many locals and tourists in the Adirondacks look forward to watching bright blues and purples explode in the night sky on a warm summer night, in celebration of Independence Day. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, most fourth of July celebrations are either up in the air or downright cancelled.
The communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake have decided to go a different route and are hosting a new “Light up the Lakes” event on July 2.
The community of Long Lake recently participated in an effort to spread joy during the New York Stay At Home Orders during the coronavirus mandatory lock-down. Resident and volunteer parents worked with area businesses, Long Lake Central School, and community partners to spearhead the effort to decorate the community with rainbows starting in March
The Facebook group “The 518 Rainbow Hunt” has over 115,000 members throughout the Capital District and beyond reaching into the North Country. The group was founded in March 2020 shortly after the NYS Pause orders took effect. As children had to hunker down at home and start the new and unfamiliar process of homeschooling, parents were seeking a way to find activities to keep their kids busy with something fun and hopeful.
The Town of Long Lake is set to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Bangbrolly at the Long Lake Town Hall on Sunday, March 15th.
The day will feature a concert of traditional Irish Music featuring the sounds of cittern, guitar, fiddler, vocals, Irish flute. Irish Music in a genre of folk music developed in Ireland and has endured through the ages. » Continue Reading.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people from the Adirondack backcountry.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers in the Adirondacks. » Continue Reading.
The Annual Long Lake Hors D’Oeuvres Tour, part of the Town of Long Lake’s Winter Wonderland Week, took place on Friday, February 21st.
Guests of the tour were invited to ride the Long Lake’s community “Little Bus” and visit the local restaurants to vote for their favorite appetizer. » Continue Reading.
The Long Lake “Little Bus” is set to run in Long Lake on Saturday, February 29th, from 5 pm to midnight.
The public is invited to take free rides on the little bus to The Geiger Arena and Mt. Sabattis for a family night of ice skating, sledding, and a bonfire under the stars, or visits to one or more of the community’s dining establishments. » Continue Reading.
The Adirondack Park Agency will hold its monthly meeting at its headquarters in Ray Brook on Thursday and Friday, February 13-14, 2020. Thursday’s meeting will begin at 1 pm and Friday’s session will commence at 9:30 am.
The meeting will feature consideration of the installation of two self-supporting monopole towers in Long Lake, discussion of the alleged establishment of a tourist accommodation in the Hudson River Recreational River Area, and more. What follows is the agenda issued by the APA: » Continue Reading.
With temperatures hovering around 11 degrees all day long, new visitors, second homeowners and local residents turned out for the Long Lake 18th Annual Winter Carnival at the Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center.
As the day progressed the snow started to fall, adding to the collective outdoor wintry experience for the visitors. The Long Lake Parks and Recreation Department hosted the event and coordinated all the races and activities. » Continue Reading.
The Long Lake Winter Carnival will take place Saturday, January 18th, at Mt. Sabattis Recreation Center in Long Lake, located at 6 Pavilion Way off of Deerland Road, NYS Route 30.
Events begin at noon with a bonfire, snowmobile parade, and coronation of the King and Queen. The Cardboard Sled Races start at 1 pm with prizes awarded for speed and overall award for Best Decoration. Sleds can be made with cardboard, paint, wax and tape. Racing categories are for individuals and for teams. The ice skating rink and sledding hill will be open throughout the day. » Continue Reading.
The Town of Long Lake Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department recently partnered with two media companies to promote the communities of Long Lake and Raquette Lake. The effort hopes to increase visibility, and user visitation to the Long Lake tourism website and social media outlets.
Crafting A Brand, a branding and marketing agency out of the Finger Lakes Region, produced a fall foliage promotional video for Long Lake and Raquette Lake. Crafting » Continue Reading.
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