and pulled up next to Rabbit Island where we saw this plaque.It reads: "On this island in 1886 Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau conducted his historic experiment to determine the effect of environment on the incidence and progress of tuberculosis in a colony of rabbits. This plaque was placed by Trudeau Institute, Inc. in commemoration of this pioneering study in experimental epidemiology."
Then we continued into Upper St. Regis and turned west and headed for the esker that encloses Spectacle Ponds. We climbed the esker where the naturalist described its formation by a glacier.
Then we went back along the Upper St. Regis shoreline toward the take-out at the Upper St. Regis boat ramp, for a total paddle of 6 miles, carefully avoiding the course of the sailboat race in progress. The boats were very picturesque, but it was pouring rain by that time so I did not get a photo.