Courtesy of Luke Dow Photography
Lake George Steamboat Company
Nope – after 106 years, it’s still giving daily tours of Lake George
Steamboats first plied Lake George in 1817 – and for more than half that time, the Mohican has been among that fleet. Launched in 1908, it’s been renovated several times since then but is still the oldest continually operated and inspected boat in the United States. (It was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008, at the time the third active passenger ship named to the list.) There are two other ships in the Steamboat Company’s fleet; all of them make regular tours of Lake George, from one-hour excursions to full-length journeys of the so-called “Queen of Lakes.”
At a glance
See the entire 32-mile length of Lake George on a 5.5-hour tour – bikers can cycle half the distance and take the boat for the other leg, hopping on the boat with their bike in either Ticonderoga or Lake George.
The Mohican ate two tons of coal a day when it first sailed – it was converted to diesel in 1946.
Hungry? Different cruises feature tacos, pasta, pizza and more.
There are myriad cruises available, on a number of boats.