On the tenth day of Saranac Lake-mas, your museum gave to you... Ed Lamy a-leaping! Lamy was an international speed-skating champion and record-breaking barrel jumper (and all around star athlete!). In 1912, he set a world record by jumping 14 barrels, or 27 feet 8 inches! Amazingly, all of his records still stood unbeaten at the time of his death in 1962.
To learn more about Ed Lamy's career (on and off the ice), visit our wiki: https://localwiki.org/hsl/Ed_Lamy
[Historic Saranac Lake Collection, courtesy of Dick Jarvis.]
Bonus fun fact--Ed Lamy was signed by the Cleveland Indians and played with their farm team in 1911, but a broken collarbone prevented him from moving up to the major leagues!
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