8:15-8:45 Board the WW Durant at Pier 1, downtown Raquette Lake
8:45-9:05 Water taxi to Pine Knot
9:10-10:45 Pine Knot Guided Tour
10:45-11:00 Board the Durant at Pine Knot dock
11:00-1:00 Luncheon cruise with historic commentary
1:00 Dock at Pier 1 (in time to make the 1:30 guided tour of Sagamore if you’re interested)
Other scheduled tours of Pine Knot which also include a short tour of St. Williams, built in 1890. $69 pp inclusive of cruise, meal, tax, gratuity, guided tours Reservations required Limited to 56 Availability: Aug 2, Aug 5, Aug 14
Schedule for Aug 2 (Friday)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Board the WW Durant for water taxi ride to St. Williams
9:00-9:20 Cruise to St Williams, built in 1890 by William West Durant
9:30-10:00 Tour the 100 yr+ church; National Register of Historic Sites, 2005; site of the original village of Durant, NY www.stwilliamsonlongpoint.org
10:00-10:30 Walk through the meadow to Pine Knot, situated on the south shore of Long Point
10:30-12:00 Guided tour of Pine Knot, the first Great Camp and home to Collis P Huntington of Southern Pacific RR fame Camp Pine Knot
12:00-12:10 Board the WW Durant, tied up at Pine Knot dock
12:10-1:45 Lunch cruise with historic narration
Schedule for Aug 5 (Monday)
9:45-10:10 Board the Durant
10:10-10:30 Cruise to Pine Knot
10:30-12:00 Guided tour Pine Knot
12:00-12:40 ish Walk to St. Williams, from the south shore of Long Point to the north shore; view the church
12:45-1:00 Board the Durant tied up at the St. Williams dock
1:00-2:30 Luncheon cruise with historic commentary
Schedule for Aug 14 (Wednesday)
9:15-9:40 Board the WW Durant
9:40-10:00 Cruise to Pine Knot
10:00-11:40 Guided tour Pine Knot
11:40-12:30 Walk through the field to St. Williams to visit the church
12:30-2:00 Luncheon cruise with historic commentary
We are scheduling a scenic excursion the Friday of July 4th weekend because we’re cancelling the excursion on Saturday, July 6 to make time for our annual Jimmy Buffet party. If your heart is set on a scenic excursion, we aim to please!
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution”, a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.
We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Frank’s granddaughter, Barbara Frank, on board, during this cruise. She will be sharing her vast knowledge of each wine as we serve each course.
Barbara is the Regional Marketing Representative and Consulting Winemaker for Dr. Frank’s Vinifera Wine Cellars and Chateau Frank Winery. She has over 30 years of experience in wine production, research, instruction and marketing.
In addition to having been head winemaker at Dr. Frank’s and Chateau Frank, Barbara has operated in various winemaking capacities at S. Anderson, Navarro, Schramsberg and Domaine Mumm. She also worked as National Sales Representative for Billecart-Salmon Champagnes. Barbara has lectured on wine and wine appreciation at various institutions including the Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University School of Hotel Administration and the International Wine Center (NYC).
Her educational background includes a B.S. in Viticulture from Cornell University, guest student at the Geisenheim Institute in Germany and an M.S. in Enology from California State University at Fresno.
Adirondack Experience Members Only Exclusive Offering Sept 26 Thursday
Exclusive for Adirondack Experience Members. Guided tour of Camp Pine Knot, the first Great Camp built by Durant and sold to Collis P Huntington of Southern Pacific RR fame. A tour of Pine Knot is a treat- it’s not open to the general public. You can only visit with special permission.
After the 90 minute tour, you’ll board the Durant at the Pine Knot dock and proceed with a plated, served luncheon cruise.