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Rare Historical Find: 1958 Video of Diane Struble Swimming Lake George

January 11th, 2013 · No Comments


Diane Struble with her three children. (Picture from OpenWaterPedia.com)

On August 22, 1958, Diane Struble entered the water in Ticonderoga and swam the entire length of Lake George in 35 hours. She became the first person to swim the entire length of the lake. I had never seen any video of her swim nor thought any existed.

That is until Peter Ballantye sent me this movie clip his parents took during the summer of 1958 as she passed by Huletts.

The video is short but it is in color and it captures history in the making.

Many thanks to Peter Ballantyne and the Ballantyne family for sharing this rare historical treasure.

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