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Sunday, June 24, 2012

Moonlight and Rock Springs

Sunday, June 24, 1928

A Cruise to “Rock Springs Park and Moonlight” aboard the Super Steamer Washington was taken on this day in Rock Springs Park History. The day trip left Rochester at 11:30 a.m. and returned by 6:30 p.m, but there was also an evening voyage. Fare for the day was only $1.00. An advertisement for both excursions ran in The Daily Times, June 23, 1928. “Take the family on this interesting and educational trip,” the ad began. “Passing through immense government locks where you are raised and lowered twenty feet. Rock Springs Park is noted for its natural beauty, 2 cafeterias serving lunch and refreshments. Moonlight Trip leaves Rochester 8:15 p.m. and returns 11:30 p.m. Fare only 75 cents. Elders celebrate deluxe orchestra and beautiful roof garden.”

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