The Great New England Sleigh

For Americans of all ages who are disappointed by today’s mild winters, when a fall of snow turns to slush overnight or is shunted aside by the relentless plow, here is Roxbury, Massachusetts, a century ago, just after a “regular built, old fashioned snow storm.” Past the Norfolk House ( right ) sweeps the great New England sleigh Cleopatra’s Barge . It was named after the first American seagoing yacht, built by George Crowninshield of Salem.Read more »