Lake George is a large, popular lake located in New York. It offers everything from family activities to couple’s excursions. You will find underwater shipwrecks, whitewater rafting and overnight camping facilities. The lake is home to other activities such as hiking the nearby mountains and swimming areas. You can rent a kayak, and explore the fresh water streams that offers breathtaking views of nature. Lake George is also home to many cottages that are used by millionaires during Read the rest of this entry »
If you got all your major news stations through www.satellitetv.net in 2005, then you probably heard about the Ethan Allen Accident. On October 2, 2005 on Lake George at 2:55 PM, the Ethan Allen capsized.
The accident made local headlines and reports from local newspapers estimated that some 20 people (mostly seniors) died. What was even more curious was that the event happened during calm weather.
So what caused the Ethan Allen, a 40-foot glass-enclosed tourist boat to capsize on Lake George? How did it happen? What’s the truth behind the accident?
Well, after the National Transportation Safety Board was called in to investigate, it was revealed that the incident was caused by modifications and safety violations. The boat was rated to carry 50 people; however alterations that were made to this boat greatly reduced the stability of the watercraft.
When the accident occurred, because of the modifications, the boat was really only able to carry 14 passengers. There were 47 on the day of the tragedy.
On February 5, 2007 the captain and the company were indicted for the incident. However, serious charges were withheld since, at the time, no one in the company knew that their actions were violating the safety standards.
Located in Bolton Landing, New York Lake George is a beautiful ecosystem hosting several different species and mountainous landscapes. Lake George is comprised of approximately 50,000 acres of shoreline and roughly 13,000 acres of land. The beauty of the land is preserved through the ongoing conservation efforts by the surrounding community and organizations. Lake George is a cherished beauty that has heavy tourism traffic which could put the organisms living there at stake.
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Among the mountainous regions that make up the northeast United States the Adirondacks of New York State provide a rich historical background which can be discovered by visiting the region. Learning the local history of the Adirondacks is best done by visiting the region. Stretching across mid and northern New York State these mountains and their valleys are among the most visited areas in the northeast United States. The region is home to many lakes including Lake George. This Lake is home to many forts Read the rest of this entry »
Scuba diving in Lake George, New York is a diverse and interesting activity that all water sport enthusiasts will enjoy. Located in the Adirondack Mountains, Lake George spans for 44 square miles and drains into Lake Champlain and the St. Lawrence River. Known as the Queen of American Lakes, scuba divers can enjoy all of the underwater wonders that this lake has to offer.
There are several great areas of Lake George where scuba divers can enjoy. Read the rest of this entry »
Lake George, New York can be enjoyed on land or in the water. Near the shoreline, there are many things to see and places to go that the whole family can enjoy. Shoreline terrain around Lake George depends on the exact location. Around the water, guests will find beach access, sloped hills, grassy areas, and built-up land.
The beach terrain located on the shoreline of Lake George gives visitors access the swim in the fresh lake water. Read the rest of this entry »
Lake George, New York is located in the Adirondack Mountains and is a popular vacation destination for families and couples. Not only will visitors find a beautiful lake located here, but there are plenty of things to do throughout town and around the area that you will not find anywhere else. A Lake George vacation can be relaxing, adventurous, or whatever visitors choose to make of it.
Lake George is very unique because of it’s town area. Through these blocks located along the lake, guests will find small shops that sell everything from t-shirts and Read the rest of this entry »