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By Carol W. LaGrasse:

John McDonald of Lyons Falls with his seaplane at Lows Lake, where he and his father have been flying in and fishing, camping and canoeing for over twenty years. The APA has decreed that planes will be prohibited from landing on Lows Lake after three years.
Photo courtesy John McDonald

Sign announcing the statutory "Lake George Park" on Route 9N west of the Village of Lake George at the drainage boundary between waters feeding the Hudson River and Lake George-Lake Champlain-St. Lawrence River. The Lake George Park Commission, which people thought related to the lake itself and shorefront, is asserting strict land use control in the lake watershed, where most of the property is privately owned.
Photo: Peter J. LaGrasse

Robin and Ted Galusha and Carol LaGrasse at the PRFA display at the New East Arms Collectors Association (NEACA) fair in Saratoga City Center in March. Many of the collectors are hunters, camp holders, and ATV users who care about the Constitution and are concerned over the arbitrary state policies in the Adirondack region.
Photo: Peter J. LaGrasse

Merwin McDonald, 81, at Lows Lake, where he flew in with son John. By APA ruling, seaplanes will be banned in three years because the agency has declared the lake to be "wilderness," although it is man-made and there are three private houses on the large area of private shore, as well as a road used by motor vehicles.
Photo courtesy John McDonald

Sunbeam Camp owned by Industrial Contractors Corp. on Blue Mountain Road at the oxbow on the St. Regis River in 1999. The camp was on a lease from the Champion International Corp. After the DEC acquired the land, the agency announced that the lease was to be terminated and the camp, which was had been enjoyed for years by many company employees and guests, was later eradicated and "restored" to nature.
Photo: Carol W. LaGrasse

The cozy interior of the main lodge at the Sunbeam Camp in Franklin County in October 1999. Twenty-nine thousand acres of land acquired from the Champion International Corporation was largely designated as "wilderness" by the APA and DEC. The most beautiful land, that within reach of rivers, was blocked from all but canoers and hikers, and these camps destroyed. Nothing is there today.
Photo: Carol W. LaGrasse

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