Katherine Vallandigham's family had been long-time owners of Cranford Island on Osgood Pond, not far from Paul Smith's.  Katherine recounted spending summers there in the first decades of the twentieth century and said that one morning in 1907 as she sat on the dock a series of seven bath tubs came by, floating on barges being towed down to White Pine Camp, then under construction.  A few years later she told Neil that she and her sister were canoeing in the fog when they heard the most wonderful operatic voice coming across the water and paddled towards it, finally being cordially greeted by a very friendly Enrico Caruso.  It seems that the White family, the camp owners, were major supporters of the New York arts scene and often entertained artists at White Pine Camp summers.