Twenty years ago 1993

The motor yacht Gadfly III, which has sailed Chautauqua Lake for more than 40 years, is being readied for a trip to its new home port in the Finger Lakes aboard a truck. The 63-foot vessel was built as a luxury yacht for famous Chicago Tribune publisher Col. Robert McCormack in the 1920s, could sleep a dozen, had a crew of four and is built almost entirely of mahogany. She was brought here in the 1940s by the late Capt. Bill Marsh, and under his ownership and later that of Capt. Pat Foster was used as a tour boat sailing out of Chautauqua Institution and Mayville.

Thirty years ago – 1983

Frank’s Lake Shore Sales is holding a grand reopening at its new location, 220 Lake Shore Drive East, Dunkirk (formerly Lake Shore Liquors). The store has been completely remodeled. Among those participating in the ribbon cutting were Larry G. Mackowiak, manager; Mayor Edwin Gregoreski; and members of the Common Council. Frank’s is known as the home of the six-foot sub.

Forty years ago – 1973

The Lake Shore Road Runners participating in the Dunkirk to Frewsburg run today met this morning at the Mister Donut store at the D&F Plaza.

Fifty years ago – 1963

Voting eight to one, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that use of the Lord’s Prayer and Bible reading as devotional opening exercises in public schools is unconstitutional.