I want to
thank you for visiting America's Historic Lakes. To say I have been
pleased with the success of this site would be something of an
understatement. AHL has grown at a phenomenal rate. Since coming online
in 1997 this site has been viewed countless millions of times by viewers all
over the world. Up until they started requiring a mobile site in addition to a primary site, the
importance of this site was reflected in its consistently high ranking in all of
the major search engines. Over the years our goal was to always keep content fresh and new so that visitors would want to
return again and again.. With that in mind, please remember America's
Historic Lakes has always been a work in progress -please bear
with me as I try to make it accurate, informative and fun to visit.
It wasn't too long ago that most of the
material on the Site was written by myself. In time, many guest
contributors have provided material for the Site. We are all enriched by their
contributions. Greg Furness, Jerry Patterson, Jim Bailey, Ed Scollon, Emily Marcason and David Minor have written fascinating pieces on the history of these
lakes. Others such as Roger and Doug Harwood, Jerry Forkey, Barbara Gallagher, and Fred Chase have contributed excellent photos or done lots of research
behind the scenes. I know there are many dedicated, knowledgeable individuals out
there who have a wonderful in-depth knowledge of the area. I encourage you to
share your knowledge with the world. America's Historic Lakes is one way you can do that. I welcome other guest contributors.
I will work with you- the work will remain yours, the credit line will be yours,
while I reserve the right to reject submission that I deem unsuitable. I will
design the page to fit into the site and try my best to make your piece as
attractive as publishing on the web can be. It will be your responsibility to
make sure the piece is accurate, sources are properly attributed
and that all copyrights are respected.
This website is truly a "labor of love," we can
offer you nothing in the way of financial compensation. The few, small ads you'll notice help
us to defray but a small part of our expenses. We can promise you that
your efforts will be viewed and appreciated by many thousands of website
visitors each year. Many of these visitors are educators and young people.
Contributors to America's Historic Lakes are making a difference in what
these people know about our priceless national heritage. If you are interested
let me know.
I especially want to thank all of you who have
so graciously shared with me your enthusiasm for the site. I'd like to point out
that without the hard work of so many others this site would not be possible.
I would be remiss if I
did not direct your attention to the writers, artists and publishers who have
performed such a service through the years to all of us by making this
information publicly available. I hope you will take the time to go to my
sources and bibliography page.
If you enjoy the site, I believe you will enjoy the sources. I'd also
encourage you to visit the America's Historic Lakes
Frequently Asked Questions page and our
Acknowledgements page to learn more about our Guest Contributors.
Thank you very much. Enjoy the Site!
suggestions, constructive criticisms, and especially letting me know about
inaccuracies would be most welcome.
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America's Historic Lakes
The Lake Champlain and Lake George Historical Site
Post Office Box 262
South Hero, Vermont