Silver Bay in 1906 — Transformation continues
The Silver Bay Association forest was not quiet.
“W.M. Farr, superintendent of the Silver Bay Y.M.C.A., has a large force of men and teams at work hauling wood and logs from the mountain, getting ready to build. Lots of work in S.B.,” The Morning Star of Glens Falls reported on Feb. 24, 1906.
The transformation of Silver Bay from a tourist hotel to the campus we know today continued.
“Since last summer a large number of improvements have been made at Silver Bay,” the Ticonderoga Sentinel reported on April 5, 1906. “The bath house has been doubled in size, two tennis courts have been constructed, ten row boats purchased, a large reservoir built, and new equipment added and extensive repairs made to the hotel.”
“A big chateau has been erected for the administration headquarters and all the year round house for Christian workers who are on the ragged edge of nerves and need bracing,” the Lake George Mirror reported on June 23, 1906.
In May, construction was underway for the store.
The campus and staff were set for a busy summer.
“With over two square miles of forest, hotel, and a dozen cottages and shanties and a tent city of forty big tents, the Y.M.C.A. and societies affiliated with it are to entertain three thousand guests this summer at Silver Bay on Lake George.”
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