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A broken Mirror

August 15, 2014
Lake Placid News

To the editor:

As a property owner in Lake Placid since 1960, I am intensely interested in keeping Mirror Lake free of motor boats, as it has always been. This is a unique, pristine Adirondack Lake because of the wise precautions that residents have taken in the past, by forbidding motor boat traffic with its trail of oil, gas fumes and bottom disturbances.

I recall sitting with my daughter on the low diving board at the former Lake Placid Club beach in the 1960s. She was attempting to insert her contact lens when it fell into the water. We watched it spin slowly downward for about 5 feet and rest on the bottom. Never taking my eyes from it, I slipped into those clear, still waters and retrieved it. I appreciated then why the lake was called "Mirror Lake." That mirror will be broken if motor boat traffic arrives.

Barbara Hail

Lake Placid



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