‘Love Is On Lake George’ Takes to the Water
When people purchase Kathy Miller’s ‘Love is on Lake George’ products, they’re reminded of when they fell in love on Lake George, or are, perhaps, simply commemorating their love of the lake.
Now Kathy’s husband Ron is offering a service that enables people to fall in love with Lake George for the first time.
He’s launched a charter and water taxi service named Love on Lake George Cruises that allows people to experience the same pleasures that wood boat owners on Lake George have enjoyed for generations, pleasures which refresh their love of the lake every day.
The boat is a 26-foot, teak-topped, lapstrake Lyman utility from the early 1970s that Miller purchased from neighbors across the bay from his family’s home in Rockhurst.
So now, rather than piloting airplanes – Miller is a former Navy pilot and test pilot for a defense contractor – he’s piloting a pleasure boat.
“For people who want private cruises instead of rides on the big tour boats, the options were limited, but the demand is there,” said Miller.
His passengers have included Sagamore guests wishing to go to dinner by boat, people revisiting the lake after a long absence, people who simply want to take a dip in Paradise Bay or watch fireworks from the water and, appropriately enough for a boat named ‘Love is on Lake George,’ wedding parties.
“There’s no question there’s a synergy between the cruises and Kathy’s business, whose ‘Love is on Lake George’ wedding favors are very popular, and taking a couple by boat to their wedding on the lake is a perfect example of that,” said Miller.
Miller has also piloted cruises where he felt he’d accomplished his mission: getting people to fall in love with Lake George.
“At the end of one cruise, when a passenger who had never been on the lake said, ‘I’ll be back,’ I felt completely gratified,” said Miller.
For information on prices and schedules, call Ron Miller at 518- 656-7058.