The APA Asserts the Power to Classify
Adirondack Park Agency deliberates about the classification
of Lows Lake in September. At the center of the U-shaped table
is Curt Stiles, Chairman, and from left to right, APA Counsel
John Banta, board member James Townsend, Department of State's
Riele Morgiewicz, Department of Economic Development's
James Fayle, board member William Thomas, and Review Board Executive
Director Frederick Monroe. Standing at right is APA planner Richard
Photos: Carol W. LaGrasse
Lake George, the "Queen of Lakes,"
located at the east edge of Warren County, N.Y. The long, narrow
lake extends from the tourist center of the village of Lake George
to Ticonderoga, where the International Paper plant is located.
The water body is enjoyed by all types of water recreation, from
swimming to small craft (mainly motorboats) to the historic sternwheelers
for which the lake is noted. Between the developed areas at either
end of the lake is a long reach where large blocks of State Forest
Preserve now occupy much of the land on either side. The waters
of Lake George were mentioned in an APA internal legal memorandum
as a potential subject of classification.
The Minne-Ha-Ha, a historic steam-powered sternwheeler that
plies the waters of Lake George. The sternwheeler, which boasts
an outdoor organ with pipes played by steam exhaust, is owned
by the Lake George Steamboat Company, which owns two additional
large tour boats that traverse throughout Lake George.