June 19, 1929 – Enclosure (50th Anniversary of the ACA)


Next year is the 50th anniversary of the A.C.A. You will recall our organization came into being at Lake George. We are thinking of some of our accomplishments to review at our celebration and hope to have many of our distinguished members present. As you probably know, Nicholas Longworth’s father was one of our charter members, also Mr. Calvin Coolidge is also one of our members.

I am writing to you primarily to learn of the progress of the protection work started in 1923, which our organization assisted. We were particularly concerned at that time and are still interested in the permanent protection of the east shore near the camping colony on the State Islands.

Our regatta held on Turtle Island in 1927 was considered a great success but should we hold our fiftieth anniversary at Lake George we would require more room than is afforded on Turtle Island. We would like to feel that we have been helpful in preserving the wild beauty of this famous lake and making it more available to the public.

If you will write me a letter setting forth a few of the things that our organization have helped to accomplish in this direction, I will appreciate your effort.