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The Comet From The Dock
Aug 1989 Karl R. Josker

The Comet From The Dock

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Joan Aylett 02-Jan-2012 21:48
My Dad said that 1947 when the Comet was erected that he was the 1st one to test ride the Comet after the sandbag test went ok.
Nordine 02-Aug-2008 19:50
Wow. Seeing this picture drives me nuts. I live near Lake George and have been on the Comet out there, but I was too young to ride it when it was in Canada. I still remember seeing it at night with the lake right there.
Bufalo Bill 04-May-2004 02:42
The Great Escape, Lake George, NY

The Comet is a classic wooden roller coaster that was preserved after standing, but not operating at Crystal Beach Park in Ontario for five years. Fortunately, this 1947 woodie from Herb Schmeck was saved and re-erected at The Great Escape Fun Park in New York where it operates today.
Track Type Year Designer/Manufacturer
Wood Double Out and Back 1947 Herb Schmeck

Height: 95 feet Drops: 87 feet

Top speed: 50 mph Length: 4,197 feet

Ride time: 2 minutes Number of trains: 2 - 24 passenger

Trains designed by: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.
Additional Info: Relocated 1994 from Crystal Beach Park in Ontario, Canada; Reopened on June 25, 1994; Steel Structure; Height Requirement: 48 inches
Guest 02-May-2004 16:10