Man makes ‘Minne-Ha-Ha’ model

LAKE GEORGE — The Minne-Ha-Ha might need to change its name to the Maxi-Ha-Ha.

Bill Dow, president of the Lake George Steamboat Co., got a surprise visit last week from a fan of the paddlewheeler who came with an unexpected tribute in tow.

“He showed up here a few days ago with this 6-foot model in the back of his truck. It was quite a thing,” Dow said.

The visitor, Bill Birkett of Somerset, Mass., was inspired by a cruise he and his wife took on the vessel several years ago.

Read the full article in the Glens Falls Post-Star.

About Phil Brown

Phil Brown edited the Adirondack Explorer from 1999 until his retirement in 2018. He continues to explore the park and to write for the publication and website.

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