Historical Society of the Town of Chester

Historical Society of the Town of Chester

Warren County Memories: Race Across the Lake

From the glassy ice of Loon Lake to the dangerous waves of Lake George, open water is made for racing.

Above, snowmobilers dig in to Loon Lake near Chestertown in the dead of winter, January 22, 1967. Below, contestants in the Hague Marathon boat race endure choppy waters in the late 1950s. 

Rough August waters often made the Hague Marathon a dangerous endeavor, as drivers were frequently launched into the water or left the cling desperately as their boats flipped. In 1957, only forty-nine of the 123 boat field finished. In 1958, only eight of 116 limped past the checkered flag.

Hague Historical Museum

Hague Historical Museum

These and hundreds of other dramatic images can be found in The Post-Star's new pictorial history book, Warren County Memories II!

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