Thursday, October 26, 2006
Paownyc: an Adirondack Family Compound
Great Camp Paownyc on Fourth Lake, Fulton Chain of Lakes, is located near Inlet, New York. It is actually right between Eagle Bay and Inlet. Here, the massive boat house looks beautiful in a weathered green stain on cedar shingles. Paownyc includes several houses on the lake, each one in the same hue of green, which served as the inspiration for the stain color on the new house at Penwood. Growing up on Fourth Lake, I recall that a Donzi was always parked in this boathouse. It had a foot pedal for an accelerator rather than a stick accelerator, as most boats have. It was loud, colorful, fast and exotic - unlike the house. But it was also green. When blue tarps are hung inside the windows, Paownyc goes to sleep for the winter season. In this photograph, it is alive and kicking in July 2006.