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Manitou Beach Electric Trolley

  • In 1891 an electric trolley opened between Charlotte and Manitou Beech.
  • It was called the Grand View Beach and Manitou Beach Railroad.
  • It ran along the shoreline and passed each of the Greece Ponds including Long and Cranberry Ponds.  
  • Manitou Beach was in those days a very popular tourist destination.
  • The last car ran on the Manitou Beach Trolley Line in 1925.

 

1902 Map of Manitou Beach Trolley Line

 Manitou Beach Trolley Line MapManitou Beach Trolley Line Map

The above  map is reproduced with the permission of the Historical Society of Greece, NY.

 

Grand View Beach Hotel

(A local destination along the trolley.)

Grand View Beach HotelGrand View Beach Hotel

The above  photo is reproduced with the permission of the

Historical Society of Greece, NY.