Early stereoview by Baldwin Photo, Keenseville, N. Y. The stereoview is from the set GEMS OF THE ADRONDACKS and is Untitled but could possibly be titled as -- -- HUNTERS AND OR FISHERMAN WITH CANOES POSSIBLY ON THE SARANAC LAKES.(Adrondacks, NY) Two Rifles or Shotguns are visable with the men. -- This stereoview came with other Baldwins stereoviews of the Saranac Lake area.

Prior to the development of railroads and the autombile the Saranac Lakes formed part of an important transportation route in the Adirondacks; one could travel 140 miles across from Old Forge to Lake Champlain almost entirely on water.

The earliest settlement on the lake was built at the south end to serve sportsmen: the Rustic Lodge, built by Jessie Corey on Indian Carry about 1850, was a simple hostelry offering room, board, and guides for hunting and fishing such as Bartletts which built soon after at the site of Bartlett Carry which offered similar housine for hunters and fisherman. Bartlett's Carry enabled sportsmen to get from the Upper to the Middle Saranac Lake while the Indian Carry crossed from Upper Saranac Lake to Stony Creek Ponds and onto the Raquatte River.

Note the stereoview is cabinet card size.

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