View of Sea Breeze, One of Rochester's Beautiful Summer Resorts

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Title

View of Sea Breeze, One of Rochester's Beautiful Summer Resorts

Description

Overlooking Lake Ontario, this amusement park has remained in operation since its opening in 1879--making it America's fourth-oldest such operation. It originated as a trolly destination in an era without air conditioning; temperatures due to the lake-breeze effect could be 10 degrees cooler. In the postcard we see travelers on the Rochester & Suburban Railway debarking upon company land, anticipating various concessions and by the time of this photograph several rides--including carousels and a figure-eight roller coaster.

In 1920 Sea Breeze built its famous wooden "Jack Rabbit" roller coaster, currently the second-oldest one in the US. Through financial challenges, new owners, destructive fires, and social change it has managed to remain open and share its pleasures with new generations.

Publisher

Rochester News Company

Date

1907-1915

Contributor

Cooper, Ken

Source

Courtesy of Ken Cooper

Format

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Type

Postcard

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Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5 in.