Camp Eagle Island
Camp Eagle Island is a summer camp located on Eagle Island on Saranac Lake in the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York. The original buildings were constructed in 1899-1902 for former New York governor Levi-Morton, who was served as 22nd Vice President of the United States (Benjamin Harrison was the President), as a summer retreat. The camp was one of the numerous "great camps" there were built by wealthy New Yorkers who wanted to spend summers in the Adirondacks, which was the last area to be explore in the northwest. All of the camps were characterized by a unique rustic architectural style, which is one reason why they are collectively listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Camp Eagle Island was awarded National Historic Status in 2004.
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