Wednesday, April 26, 2017

SECRET AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LAKE

Some say that in the late evening, on those days when a fog begins to creep across the calm waters of Eagle Lake, an imagine of a ghost can be seen out in the center of the lake.  Not a human ghost, but rather the ghost of a vessel trying to find its way back to shore.
This goes back to the days when the Green Mountain Railroad company operated a cog train from the shore of Eagle lake to the summit of Green Mountain, today renamed Cadillac Mountain.  The only way people could reach the train platform on one end of the lake was to get a large steam boat onto the lake, which they did.  and for years passengers enjoyed the trip in the steam boat from one end of the lake to the other.
Once the Railroad Company went out of business, they were left with the ordeal of what to do with the steam boat, and it was decided to take it out into the center of the lake and sink it, which is what they did.
To this day that  steam boat Wauwinet (named after an old Otter Creek Indian settlement), lies at rest at the bottom of the lake.  So if you find yourself out ar Eagle lake in the evening, and a fog begins to creep across the lake, don't be surprised if you see that old steam boat out in the center of the lake trying to find its way back to shore.

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