Lakeside Park was originally a swampland and not at all what it appears today. The following pictures were taken by Langdon Divers, and show what the park was like in the early days.
Langdon was standing on the edge of Main St., (about where the train engine is now) and these boathouses are just to the east of Main St. If you look closely, you can barely make out the top of the bandstand just behind the second row of boathouses.
Here is a summer photo of the same boathouses, but with all of the growth that clearly defines the channels through the swampland.
This photo shows the newly constructed stone bridge, which is easily recognizable today.