“To all whom it may concern: Be it known that I, Harry C. Bunnell, a citizen of the United States, residing at Westport, in the county of Essex and the State of New York, have invented a new and useful … Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Artifacts, Daily Munge, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Lake Champlain
Tagged Adirondack Chair, Adirondack heritage, Bruce Ware, Burnell chair, Essex on Lake Champlain, Harry Bunnell, Harry C. Bunnell, history, Muskoka Chair, Thomas Lee, Westport, Westport chair
Rosslyn artifacts pop up all over the place! And they’re not always Rosslyn artifacts; sometimes they’re Hyde Gate artifacts or Sherwood Inn artifacts… Honestly one of the most enjoyable aspects of owning and renovating our home is stumbling across interesting … Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Artifacts, Boathouse, Champlain Valley, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Lake Champlain, What's Rosslyn?
Tagged artifacts, Bluff Point, Bretton Woods, Burlington Vermont, Caleb James Coatsworth, Caleb James Coatsworth Esq., Canada, Coatsworth, Country Life in America, digital library, Essex on Lake Champlain, history, Hyde Gate, Lake Champlain Hotel, Lake Placid, Montreal, Montreal Canada, Otter Creek, pigeon house, relics, Sherwood Inn, Vergennes, Westport, White Mountains, Windsor Hotel
It’s time for another Rosslyn Roundup to share everything Rosslyn-related that I didn’t get a chance to post this past week. Summer in the Champlain Valley has a way of inching along slowly, slowly, slowly and then suddenly galloping off! … Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, Daily Munge, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Lake Champlain, Redacting Rosslyn
Tagged Adirondack Chair, Adirondack heritage, Adirondack Park, Alvin Reiner, Burnell chair, CATS, Champlain Area Trails, Charlotte VT, Essex Inn, Essex on Lake Champlain, Essex Provisions, Essex Renaissance, Essex Shipyard, Essex-Charlotte ferry, flooding, Full and By Farm, history, Kim Rielly, Live Well, Muskoka Chair, Neighborhood Nest, Old Dock Restaurant, Pantouf’s, picturesque, Rosslyn Roundup, Rudder Club, Sometimes That Happens With Chicken, Thomas Lee, Travel Writing Contest, vacation destination, Wanda Shapiro, Westport chair, Westport chari, William Daniel Ross
Remember the Lake Champlain flood? The good news is that flooding is abating. Rapidly. In fact the water’s “fallen” to normal spring flood stage… Which means that we’re finally catching up on the damaged waterfront, repairing the boathouse, installing docks … Continue reading
“Martin Sexton croons to the Adirondack sunset,” reads the minimalist description for this beautiful video. Another video for Martin Sexton’s Over My Head reads, “Martin Sexton sings before the sunrise over Loon Lake, Adirondack Mountains.” Somewhat dissimilar but soulful songs … Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, Daily Munge, Lake Champlain, Themes, Where's Rosslyn?
Tagged Adirondack lifestyle, Adirondack Mountains, Green Mountains, history, Labrador Retriever, Loon Lake, Martin Sexton, Vermont
CSA run by Sarah Kurak and James Graves in Essex, New York. Continue reading
Posted in Adirondacks, Champlain Valley, Daily Munge, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Summer, Themes, Where's Rosslyn?
Tagged CSA, cutting hay, cutting soap, draft horses, Essex on Lake Champlain, farm members, farm with horses, farmer, farming, Full and By Farm, harvesting, hay wagon, horse-drawn mower, James Graves, Sara Kura, work horses
Yesterday afternoon Beverly Eichenlaub sent me a message: “Fresh Item: Cufflinks! Come on over and choose your pair!” She’s heading off to represent her jewelry, Essex Glass, at a Father’s Day show in Rhinebeck later today, so I zipped right … Continue reading
Posted in Daily Munge, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Lake Champlain, Themes, Where's Rosslyn?
Tagged architects, artist, Beverly Eichenlaub, Bryan Burke, cufflinks, earrings, Essex Glass, Essex on Lake Champlain, Essex Provisions, Father's Day, Premises Architecture + Design, Quiche, Rhinebeck, Rosslyn, The Depot Theatre, Tom Duca
Last night’s moonrise over the Vermont foothills (south of the Green Mountains) was absolutely sensational! The moon started out fat and orange as it made a dramatic appearance. My bride and I first spied the moon over Lake Champlain while driving … Continue reading
Posted in Boathouse, Daily Munge, Essex New York, Historic Essex, Lake Champlain, Summer, Themes, What's Rosslyn?, Where's Rosslyn?
Tagged Essex on Lake Champlain, Essex-Charlotte ferry, ferry, Great Pumpkin, Green Mountains, Johnny's Smokehouse, June, Lake Champlain floods, moon, moonbeam, moonrise, Old Dock Restaurant, Rosslyn, Rosslyn boathouse, Vermont, waterfront, Willsboro, Willsboro NY
During an extended rehabilitation, renovation or even restoration, one is liable to lost track of important details. Too many small details whizzing past too fast and for too long. The brain falters. Memory fails. Photos and lists and other archives, no matter … Continue reading
“We could live at Rosslyn,” I said. “What?” Susan sounded startled. “You mean buy Rosslyn and live there?” “Why not? If we lived here, if it were going to be our home instead of just an investment, maybe we could … Continue reading
Posted in Champlain Valley, Redacting Rosslyn, Themes
Tagged bocce, Essex-Charlotte ferry, fireplace, flowerbeds, Fourth of July, gin and tonic, Green Mountains, hummingbirds, investment, skiing, Susan, Vermont, waterskiing