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April 12, 2014
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Thumbs up to the Lawson Boating Heritage Center for its oral history project focused on the steamboat fleet that used to ferry passengers from one end of Chautauqua Lake to the other until the early 1950s. Lawson Center officials want to capture memories, stories and interesting historical information from area residents who rode on, worked on or enjoyed watching the ships. The center is home to a large collection of steamboat artifacts and photographs, including some of the last surviving pieces of The City of Jamestown steamer. The center wants to add human stories related to the steamboat era - funny, romantic, scary, technical or simple memories. Those with stories to share can call David Colburn at 386-3907 to set up an appointment for an interview and video-taping session.

 
 
 

 

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