I've been rawther busy lately, plus my printers and scanner were on the fritz. But I've been busy gathering images, and here are a few of my recent treasures.
The postmark on this card is 1968, but the image and probably the printing are earlier. You never see wooden boats any more in the harbor, which I think is a shame.
This one is not postmarked, although it is addressed an written on. It calls for one penny postage. Most of those industrial buildings are gone, and in their place is a lively mixed use waterfront, bikepath, restaurants, businesses.
At the turn of the last century Burlington's Waterfont was home to many businesses. Not the tourist, tech and green economy businesses we are famous for now, but real manufacturing. Lumber was big.
Dock frontage of 4,000 feet, Shepard & Morse Lumber, Burlington. Burlington Board Of Trade 1889
But with all the beautiful water and scenery, pleasure boating is always popular.
Lake Champlain Yacht Club Building, Burlington Board of Trade 1889
And check out how the gal on the left is snapping a photograph.