Born: c. 1886

Died: February 18, 1957


Children: George H. Townsend, Jr.

George H. Townsend owned a camp, the Rocks, on Upper St. Regis Lake.

Adirondack Daily Enterprise, February 21, 1957


George H. Townsend, 72, a summer resident of this area for many years, died Monday in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., of a heart attack, following a long illness.

He maintained homes in New Haven and Essex Conn., and a camp on St. Regis Lake.

Mr. Townsend was born in New Haven, a son of the late William K. Townsend, judge of the United States Court at Appeals and law professor at Yale University. He was graduated from Phillips Andover Academy in 1904 and Yale University in 1908. He was former president of Motometer Co., of America and one of the nation's outstanding drivers of high-speed motorboats.

Surviving, besides his widow, are seven children. His son, George H. Townsend Jr., who is presently serving with the U.S. Marine Corps at Camp Lejeune, N.C., is married to the former Peggy Ann Jaquis of Lake Clear.

Adirondack Record-Elizabethtown Post, August 25, 1927


Several Speed Boats To Race At Westport Sat. From N. Y., Thru All-Water Route

The ease with which yachts can travel between New York city and the Adirondacks by way of the Hudson river, barge canal and Lake Champlain is proving a factor in influencing New York city and Connecticut yachtsmen to enter boats in the port Yacht club regatta on Lake Champlain, which is set for Saturday. Because they can return to New York city by an all-water route, some of the faster yachts in the country have been entered in the Westport races.

George H. Townsend of Greenwich, Conn., has his speedy Greenwich Folly at Upper St. Regis lake in preparation for races at Saranac Lake in the middle of the week. Mr. Townsend, recently won the Golf Cup event at Greenwich for the second successive time, is expected to accept the Westport club's invitation because of the ease with which he will be able to return home from Lake Champlain.

Several other yachtsmen from metropolitan clubs are entering for the same reason.