When we were in Lake George Village on vacation, we saw the Minne HaHa Steamboat Paddlewheeler part of the Lake George Steamboat Company. Steamboats arrived on Lake George in 1817. The settlements along the shores of the lake were small, local business was slight and there was a general antipathy towards steamboats as being somehow connected with the Devil. But the success of steam on nearby Lake Champlain was undeniable and probably contagious. From the happy people who got off the boats, I think they weren't as troubled with the Devil as the earlier passengers!
Today's DAT is from the same photo.