To the editor:
My wife and I are the shoreowners and innkeepers of the Haus on Mirror Lake adjacent to Mid's Park. We wanted to take a moment to comment on the waterskiing tournament that took place last week.
Our business, tenants and building are arguably more affected than most by the event, with the ski jump positioned directly off our shore. As such, we wanted to share the many compliments we received from our guests and others who quite enjoyed their choice view of this exciting event and add our own praise for a jolly good show! I do hope it can carry on in the years to come.
Having owned a slalom boat years ago, I know how well these vessels mitigate wake so when asked, we had no concerns about erosion to our grassy stretch of shoreline as the boats kept an appropriate, safe distance like all experienced boaters keeping privacy and accidents in mind.
In addition, I would like to assure non-shoreline owners that the noise these craft made pass after pass was significantly less than that endured during Songs on Mirror Lake amplified performances in the beautiful, new band shell, which receive regular complaints from tenants and tourists alike.
In conclusion, as a remote community almost wholly supported by tourism, a novel, up-scale event such as this is a welcome return. Bringing us more diverse events, participants and consumers can only help elevate Main Street commerce back to the glory days of 1980s without the vandalism wrought by some more popular events for whom we in Lake Placid also host.
Proprietor, The Haus on Mirror Lake