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obp 1983 - Merry-go-round to stay shut down Season too...
Merry-go-round to stay shut down Season too short to start up carousel at Ontario Beach Park By Steve Orr Democrat and Chronicle The historic carousel at Ontario Beach Park apparently will remain closed for the balance of this year. The intricately carved animals on the merry-go-round, said to be one of only a few of its kind in the world, may not reopen next spring, either, one Monroe County official said yesterday. "It would be kind of impractical to open it now," said Raymond E. Keefe, county physical services commissioner. "The remaining season is just too short." Next summer, the county plans to build a landscaped plaza around the carousel, which is in the eastern end of the lakeside park. That could further delay a reopening, Keefe said. v "As far as next year is concerned, it's quite possible we'll be into a renovation process, so it's uncertain as to whether we'll open (then)," Keefe said. The carousel, built in 1905, was closed earlier this year when a private businessman stopped running it for the county. The county has advertised twice this summer for bidders on a contract to operate the carousel. " " " TURN TO PAGE 4B

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  1. Democrat and Chronicle,
  2. 25 Aug 1983, Thu,
  3. METRO,
  4. Page 17

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