Steamboats on Seneca Lakeposted by Max Power on Monday February 28th 12:25pm
A pair of Steamboats, the Onondaga & the Schuyler on Seneca Lake circa 1890.
The first steamboat in the Finger Lakes region was the Enterprise, which was launched in 1825 . Canandaigua Lake's steamboat era ran from 1827 with the launching of the Lady of the Lake and ended in 1935 when the Idler discontinued passenger service. There were fourteen major boats that provided commercial service on Canandaigua Lake. Today, the Canandaigua Lady, a 19th century replica of a double-decked paddleboat, continues this tradition. (Courtesy of Wikipedia and the Naples Historical Society)