Steamboats on Chautauqua Lake and Their Demise is Focus of Next Brown Bag Lunch

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An 1892 image of the Jamestown Boat Landing. (Photo courtesy of the Fenton History Center. Used with Permission)

JAMESTOWN – Come hear about an important part of our area’s history during the lunch hour on Wednesday, June 13 beginning at noon.  Fenton Trustee and local historian Sam Genco will talk about the useful lives of the much-loved Chautauqua Lake steamboats and what happened to them when they were retired.  The talk features images, stories and more about the once busy steamboat trade on our local lake.

The lecture will be in the education room of the Fenton History Center, 67 Washington St., just south of the Washington St. Bridge on Route 60. The lecture is free, but donations are welcome.

The series will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month April through October.  The next topic on July 11 is about the furniture industry in Jamestown focusing on the Crawford Furniture Co.

Visit www.fentonhistorycenter.org or call 664-6256 for more information.