Ontario Beach Park – #6

In 1889 the NY Central Railroad had some new competition in a electric trolley line that ran up present Lake Avenue (then just called the Boulevard) to Ontario Beach. The line ended just south of the Cottage Hotel. After the end of the summer season two of the smaller hotels at the beach would be …

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WDYTYA – Molly Shannon

You know Molly Shannon from Saturday Night Live (1995 – 2001). Since then she has been in a bunch of movies. She also wrote a children’s book that was published in 2011. With a name like Molly Shannon you would know that she has deep roots in Ireland. She finds an ancestor that is a …

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Ontario Beach Park – #5

In 1886 the east part of Ontario Beach is owned by NY Central Railroad who lease the land to the Ontario Beach Improvement Company. There is a carousel and roller coaster but those are run by someone else, not the “Company.” For the 1886 season there would be a new billiard room, bowling alley and …

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