Category Archives: Boathouse

Off Kilter Boathouse

It’s always a nice pick-me-up when a friend (or a complete stranger) shoots me a snapshot (or a painting, etc.) of Rosslyn’s boathouse. Tom Duca’s sunny snapshot this morning is no exception. Thanks, Tom! Another… Autumn day, blue skies, geese … Continue reading

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Low Lake Levels + Crib Dock Reflections

Whether you call it climate change, “nature’s sense of humor”, or something else, Lake Champlain’s water level is raising eyebrows. Back in 2011 we experienced the highest lake levels in recorded history. Five years later lake levels are flirting with the lowest … Continue reading

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Eve Ticknor’s Meditative Mirages

Every once in a while I get lucky. A dramatic sunrise falling on mist. Gluten free, dairy free chocolate desert on a restaurant menu. A quick smile or pleasantries from a stranger. A dogeared but otherwise forgotten poem resurfacing, reconnecting, … Continue reading

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October Wind, Canada Geese and Essex DNA

My day was made when part-time Essex resident Kelly Youngs-Schmitt shared these fun photographs on Facebook. Kelly’s a relatively new acquaintance (although her Essex connection is far deeper, longer and more historically significant than my own.) But the Facebook-powered social web and … Continue reading

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Eve Ticknor’s Boathouse Photos

I’ve just received a lovely email from local artist and friend Eve Ticknor ( with four soothing images of our boathouse. Eve’s dreamy boathouse photos last appeared in “Hammock Days of Indian Summer” last September. Her new series offers a seasonal bookend … Continue reading

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Kestrel Sighting

Katie Shepard posted this vintage photograph of the steam yacht Kestrel on the Essex blog recently to see if anyone could identify the vessel, the boathouse, the men on the pier, the approximate year, etc. Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour … Continue reading

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Snow Falling on Cedar Shingles

A parting glimpse of the boathouse blurred beyond veil of soggy snowflakes. Southwestern sirens are calling me away — by ferry, airplane and rental jalopy — so I leave the homestead in the able care of my bride and my … Continue reading

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Hammock Days of Indian Summer

A warm thank you to friend, photographer, and some time Essex neighbor Eve Ticknor for giving me these evocative images of Rosslyn’s boathouse. You will see in my photographs, ways to see water, not just to look at it. Honing … Continue reading

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2011 Lake Champlain Flood Retrospective

We are lucky. In so many ways we are lucky. But this spring we are especially fortunate because Rosslyn boathouse is dry. Lake Champlain water levels are low. Our waterfront weathered winter — what winter there was — and spring … Continue reading

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Mary Wade’s Rosslyn

My bride refers to herself as “Mama” to our Labrador Retriever, Griffin. It’s always struck me as a bit goofy, preferring, I suppose, to think of myself as my dog’s master. Though anyone familiar with our little family of three … Continue reading

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