Photographer's Note

The old Kingston Flour Mill sits adjacent to Lake Carnegie near where the town of Kingston borders the town of Princeton. The mill building you see there now was built in the 1870's after the original 1798 structure was lost in a fire. What you see in the foreground is the mill pond. I am standing on a dam and behind me is Lake Carnegie.

Lake Carnegie is named for Andrew Carnegie (of New York's Carnegie Hall fame). The lake was constructed in the early 20th century from swampland.

The lake was officially presented to Princeton University President, Woodrow Wilson on December 5, 1906, by Andrew Carnegie. Lake Carnegie was given to the University in an effort to promote the sport of rowing. It was the first man-made lake built in the United States specifically for collegiate rowing. The Lake is considered very suitable for major inter-collegiate rowing events and olympic trial races because of the lack of any strong current. The only changes made to the lake itself took place in 1927 (first dredging), 1936 (weeds were cut), 1937-38 (dredged), and 1972 (dredged).

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Additional Photos by Linda Richters (richtersl) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 992 W: 583 N: 849] (3546)
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