An old friend who has been volunteering at the Hyde Park Historical Society let me know about several boxes of old glass slides of Ice Boats that were discovered. A very cool find! Many of the images are also found in the archives of the FDR museum & Library nearby in Hyde Park. Still, access to some new images dating from 1880s to early 1900s is quite exciting. Plans are underway to use a proper scan tool to digitize these images, so that the 60+ slides images can be seen on-line. These are some pictures taken with my phone of the glass slides.
E. Harrison Sanford's Avalanche, here, sloop-rigged; circa 1888.
Ice Yacht Scud, from the Red Bank Ice Boat & Yacht Club, capsized during the 1902 race for the Ice Yacht Challenge Pennant of America.