Some nice photos.
I relocated it to the correct location
I grew up on the lakefront so it was just natural for me to photograph there. A truly wonderful lake.
Not an alter. Actually just a support for the house that would have been on top of it. Its a foundation/basement
Before trains it was travel by boat-water.
A super way to move cargo.
Remembering service in France in the 60's.
They still used their canals to some extent.
A wonderful way to vacation, no noise, etc.
The foundations you talk about are the location of the small village we called Coffee House Crossing this was a train and stage coach stop.The stage/freight road here runs from Webster out towards the Quadic area of East Thompson and continued on to Cadys Tavern on Rt 44 in R.I. which was the next stage stop on this route.I lived right at the wreck site from 1959 to the early 90s.The house I lived in was damaged by a box car hitting it and a second house on the property was destroyed in the accident.I haven't walked these trails since I was a teen but knew them well back then.
I love this beach. I was there a few years ago during a stormy day, and I thought the wind would lift my car up (it was parked irght here)!
Thanks for the pic!