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12 days of Saranac Lake-mas … day 10

(Photo from Historic Saranac Lake Collection, courtesy of Dick Jarvis)

On the 10th day of Saranac Lake-mas, Historic Saranac Lake gave to you … Ed Lamy a-leaping! Lamy was an international speedskating champion and record-breaking barrel jumper (and all-around star athlete). In 1912 he set a world record by jumping 14 barrels, or 27 feet 8 inches. Amazingly, all of his records still stood unbeaten at the time of his death in 1962.

Bonus fun fact — Ed Lamy was signed by the Cleveland Indians and played with their farm team in 1911, but a broken collarbone prevented him from moving up to the major leagues.

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