Steamboat Cruise sails on July 23

Staff reports
One of the Keuka Lake steamers cruises along the shoreline.

The Yates County Genealogical & Historical Society will hold its annual Steamboat Era Cruise on Keuka Lake on Saturday, July 23 with a 3-hour historical narration on board the Esperanza Rose out of Branchport. The historical narration will emphasize the boats, personalities,  events, and sites which were important to the time when the steamboats ruled the lake (1835-1922). Snacks will be provided and beverages will be available for purchase.

The boat will load at Esperanza Rose’s dock in Branchport at 12:30 p.m. and depart at 1 p.m. Tickets are $35 per person and reservations must be made before July 16 by calling 315-536-7318 or stopping in at the Underwood Museum at 107 Chapel St. in Penn Yan Tuesdays thru Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.